The new Jerusalem

With pleasure we behold Immanuel's offering come

Author: John Stevens
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 With pleasure we behold
Immanuel’s offspring come;
As sheep are gathered to the fold,
And left no more to roam.

2 The way the Shepherd trod
They freely choose to go;
Moved by the powerful love of God,
They leave this world below.

3 This watery path they own;
Their Saviour’s cross they view;
And resting on his blood alone,
By faith they journey through.

4 Among the flock they rest,
In pastures fresh and green;
With peace and safety ever blest,
And pleasures all serene.

Source: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #425

Author: John Stevens

Stevens, John, was born at Aldwinkle, in Northamptonshire, June 8th, 1776. About the age of sixteen he went to London, where he joined the Baptist church in Grafton Street, whose pastor was at that time R. Burnham. He began to preach, and in 1797 became minister at Oundle, soon afterwards at St. Neots, and then at Boston. In 1811, after the death of Burnham, he was invited to succeed him at Grafton Street. Stevens had popular gifts as a preacher: the place became too small, and ultimately a new chapel was built in Meard's Court, Soho, where he continued to minister until he died Oct. 6, 1847. Stevens was a High Calvinist in theology, and an ardent polemic. He wrote several controversial works, the most famous of which was entitled, A Sc… Go to person page >

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First Line: With pleasure we behold Immanuel's offering come
Title: The new Jerusalem
Author: John Stevens
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #425

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1107

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