Through this wide [wild] wilderness I roam

Through this wide [wild] wilderness I roam

Author: John Fawcett
Published in 14 hymnals

Author: John Fawcett

An orphan at the age of twelve, John Fawcett (b. Lidget Green, Yorkshire, England, 1740; d. Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, 1817) became apprenticed to a tailor and was largely self-educated. He was converted by the preaching of George Whitefield at the age of sixteen and began preaching soon thereafter. In 1765 Fawcett was called to a small, poor, Baptist country church in Wainsgate, Yorkshire. Seven years later he received a call from the large and influential Carter's Lane Church in London, England. Fawcett accepted the call and preached his farewell sermon. The day of departure came, and his family's belongings were loaded on carts, but the distraught congregation begged him to stay. In Singers and Songs of the Church (1869), Josiah Miller te… Go to person page >

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First Line: Through this wide [wild] wilderness I roam
Author: John Fawcett
Copyright: Public Domain

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Family Hymns #d248

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Hymns for Christian Melody #400

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Hymns for Social Worship #241

Songs of Zion #d184

Songs of Zion. 8th ed. #d113

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The Psalmody #596

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #377

Village Hymns #d574

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #266

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #266

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #266

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d436

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