Let thoughtless thousands choose the road

Let thoughtless thousands choose the road

Author: Joseph Hoskins
Tune: WAREHAM (Knapp)
Published in 52 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Though thoughtless thousands choose the road
That leads the soul away from God,
This happiness, dear Lord, be mine:
To live and die entirely thine.

2 In Christ, by faith, I wish to live,
From him my life, my all, receive,
To him devote my fleeting hours,
Serve him alone with all my pow'rs.

3 Christ is my everlasting all.
To him I look; on him I call.
He will my ev'ry want supply
In time and through eternity.

4 Soon will the Lord, my life, appear;
Soon shall I end my trials here,
Leave sin and sorrow, death and pain.
To live is Christ; to die is gain.

5 Soon will the saints in glory meet,
Soon walk through ev'ry golden street
And sing on ev'ry blissful plain,
"To live is Christ; to die is gain."

Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #466

Author: Joseph Hoskins

Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:— 1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death. 2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light. 3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let thoughtless thousands choose the road
Author: Joseph Hoskins

Tune

WAREHAM (Knapp)

William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

Go to tune page >


MENDON (17151)


Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4048
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 52 of 52)
TextPage Scan

A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #260

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d257

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d161

Page Scan

A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #261

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d354

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d141

TextPage Scan

Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #410

Page Scan

Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #219

TextPage Scan

Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #466

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d158

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d228

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #394

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #550

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #452

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #452

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnbook (Lutheran Conference of Missouri and Other States) #d178

Page Scan

Hymnal for Evangelical Lutheran Missions #199

Page Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #388

TextPage Scan

Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #388

Page Scan

Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #388

Page Scan

Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #388

Page Scan

Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #388

Page Scan

New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #159

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d434

Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #65

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S358

Page Scan

Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B65

Page Scan

The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #513

TextPage Scan

The Book of Worship #204

The Christian Hymnist #d313

The Church Hymn Book #d537

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4048

TextPage Scan

The Lutheran Hymnal #608

Page Scan

The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #1b

Page Scan

The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H323

Page Scan

The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #1b

Page Scan

The Standard Church Hymnal #128

The Sunday School Hymnal: a Collection of Music for Sunday and Week-day Schools #d110

Exclude 50 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements