Difficulties in the way of duty surmounted

When Abraham's servant to procure

Author: John Ryland
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When Abraham's servant to procure
A wife for Isaac went,
He met Rebekah--told his wish,--
Her parents gave consent.

2 Yet for ten days, they urged the man,
His journey to delay:
Hinder me not, he quick replied,
Since God hath crowned my way.

3 'Twas thus I cried when Christ the Lord,
My soul to him did wed;
Hinder me not, nor friends, nor foes,
Since God my way hath sped.

4 Stay, says the world, and taste a while,
My every pleasant sweet;
Hinder me not, my soul replies,
Because the way is great.

5 Stay, Satan, my old master cries,
Or force shall thee detain;
Hinder me not, I will be gone,
My God has broke thy chain.

6 In all my Lord's appointed ways,
My journey I'll pursue;
Hinder me not, ye much-loved saints,
For I must go with you.

7 Through floods and flames, if Jesus lead,
I'll follow where he goes;
Hinder me not, shall be my cry,
Though earth and hell oppose.

8 Through duty, and through trials too,
I'll go at his command;
Hinder me not, for I am bound,
To my Immanuel's land.

9 And when my Savior calls me home,
Still this my cry shall be;
Hinder me not, come welcome death,
I'll gladly go with thee.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: John Ryland

Ryland, John, D.D., son of Rev. John Collett Ryland, was born at Warwick, Jan. 29, 1753. At that time his father was Baptist minister at Warwick, but in 1759 removed to Northampton. "J. Ryland, junior," as for many years he was accustomed to subscribe himself, was in 1781 ordained co-pastor with his father at Northampton. In 1794 he accepted the presidency of the Baptist College and the pastorate of the church in Broadmead, Bristol, and these offices he retained until his death on June 25, 1825. Dr. Ryland was a man of considerable literary culture, and received the degree of D.D. from Brown University, Rhode Island. He was one of the founders of the Baptist Missionary Society, and for the three years following the death of Rev. A. Fuller,… Go to person page >

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First Line: When Abraham's servant to procure
Title: Difficulties in the way of duty surmounted
Author: John Ryland
Language: English



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