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What have I in this barren land

What have I in this barren land

Author: John Mason
Published in 11 hymnals

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What have I in this barren land
Author: John Mason

Notes

What have I in this barren land? A cento from “I sojourn in a vale of tears," p. 657, ii.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #863Page Scan
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d536
A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d324
Hymns of the Church Militant #211Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #319Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #126Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B126Page Scan
The Church Hymn Book #d1106
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #22dPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H773Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #22dPage Scan



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