Sons we are, through God's election

Sons we are, through God's election

Author: John Adams
Published in 26 hymnals

Author: John Adams

Adams, John. (Northampton, England 1751-May 15, 1835, Northampton). Baptist. Apprenticed to an iron monger. At age eighteen, united with Baptist church in Northampton of which John Collett Ryland was pastor. Later excluded from the church because of a change of view. After retiring from business, he moved his residence several times bur subsequently returned to Northampton, where he died. His first hymns were published in the Gospel Magazine in 1776. One hymn ascribed to "S. P. R." in Service of Song but written by Adams begins: Jesus is our great salvation, Worthy of our best esteem! This hymn appearing also in Rippon's Selection of 1813 concerns salvation by election as does one other hymn: Sons we are through God's election.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Sons we are, through God's election
Author: John Adams

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Sons we are through God's election. [Election.] This hymn was given in the Gospel Magazine, April, 1777, in 8 stanzas of 6 lines, based on the words, "’The godly consideration of Predestination and Election in Christ, is full of sweet, pleasant, and unspeakable comfort to godly persons.' — Church of England, Article XVII;" and signed " S. P. K." In J. Dobell's New Selection, 1806, it was repeated, with slight alterations, and the omission of stanzas iii., and given as by " R-----." From the New Selection it has passed into other hymnbooks in the same form. In the S. MSS., the Rev. S. Adams says he believes this hymn to be his father's, but gives no proof, as he has done with others of his father's hymns. The hymn certainly reads like one of Adams's compositions; but his authorship is open to doubt. His usual signature in the Gospel Magazine was "J. A." -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d664
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #183Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #277Page Scan
A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #53Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #277Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d190
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #S.XXXVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #S.XXXVPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #65Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d554
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #766Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #82aPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #82bPage Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d269
Our Favorite Hymnal #d283
Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d170
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LXVPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #226Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #186Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCIIPage Scan
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #157Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d426
The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d492
The Primitive Baptist Hymnal: a choice collection of hymns and tunes of early and late composition #33Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #783Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d797
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