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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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d190

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #766

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #82a

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #82b

Our Favorite Hymnal #d283

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d170

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #186

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #157

The Devotional Hymn Book #d426

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #783

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d797

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