Foretaste of heaven

On earth the song begins

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 22 hymnals

Author: Joseph Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

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First Line: On earth the song begins
Title: Foretaste of heaven
Author: Joseph Swain



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d231

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d168

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d297

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d253

Hymns for the Use of the Society of United Christian Friends Professing the Faith of Universal Salvation #d311

Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d234

Select Hymns #d138

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #B130

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #229

The Bible Hymn Book #d189

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs #d185

The Dover Selection of Spiritual Songs, with an Appendix of Choice Hymns #d179

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d244

The Primitive Hymns, Spiritual Songs and Sacred Poems Regularly Selected, Classified and Set in Order ... Stereotype ed. #d452

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d345

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