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The evils that beset our path

The evils that beset our path

Author: John Newton
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 The evils that beset our path,
Who can prevent or cure?
We stand upon the brink of death,
When most we seem secure.

2 If we to-day sweet peace possess,
It soon must be withdrawn;
Some change may plunge us in distress,
Before to morrow's dawn.

3 Disease and pain invade our health,
And find an easy prey;
And oft, when least expected, wealth
Takes wings and lilies away.

4 Since sin has fill'd the world with woe,
And creatures fade and die;
Lord! wean our hearts from things below,
And fix our hopes on high!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #465

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: The evils that beset our path
Author: John Newton

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #465

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #465

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #465

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d301

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #450

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCLXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #527

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #320

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #431

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #271

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #271

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #262

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #431

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #431

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #527

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #527

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Hymns for Christian Melody #79

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #503

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d195

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d389

Sacred poetry #d429

Sacred Poetry #d25

Sacred Poetry #d427

Supplement to Watts #d391

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1301

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The Christian Psalmist #537

The Christian Psalter #d510

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The Psalmody #1223

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