The finest flower that e'er was known

The finest flower that e'er was known

Author: Joseph Swain
Tune: THE FINEST FLOWER
Published in 14 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: The finest flower that e'er was known
Author: Joseph Swain

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #701

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Evangelical Hymns #313

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Pocket Hymns #129

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Southern and Western Pocket Harmonist #139

The Baptist Harmony #d357

The Baptist Harmony #d368

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d516

The Choice #S172

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The Choice #S172

The Christian Harmony #16

The Christian Harmony #d320

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #XXXV

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