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 >

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


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)



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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #863

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d536

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d324

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Hymns of the Church Militant #211

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B126

The Church Hymn Book #d1106

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