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Brethren, while we journey here

Brethren, while we journey here

Author: Joseph Swain
Published in 234 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Brethren, while we sojourn here,
Fight we must, but should not fear;
Foes we have, but we've a Friend,
One that loves us to the end;
Forward, then, with courage go;
Long we shall not dwell below;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

2 In the way a thousand snares
Lie, to take us unawares;
Satan, with malicious art,
Watches each unguarded part:
But, from Satan's malice free,
Saints shall soon victorious be;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

3 But of all the foes we meet,
None so oft mislead our feet,
None betray us into sin,
Like the foes that dwell within;
Yet let nothing spoil our peace,
Christ shall also conquer these;
Soon the joyful news will come,
"Child, your Father calls come home!"

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #356

Author: Joseph Swain

Swain, Joseph, was born at Birmingham in 1761, and after being apprenticed to an engraver, removed to London. After a time he became a decided Christian, and being of an emotional poetic temperament, began to give expression to his new thoughts and feelings in hymns. In 1783 he was baptized by the Rev. Dr. Rippon, and in 1791 became minister of a Baptist congregation in East Street, Walworth. After a short but popular and very useful ministry, he died April 16, 1796 Swain published the following:— (1) A Collection of Poems on Several Occasions, London, 1781; (2) Redemption, a Poem in five Books, London, 1789; (3) Experimental Essays on Divine Subjects, London, 1791; (4) Walworth Hymns, by J. Swain, Pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Brethren, while we journey here
Author: Joseph Swain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We're a band of pilgrims
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #12093
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

Instances (1 - 100 of 234)

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d15

A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs. Stereotype ed. #d16

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #332

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #638

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #406

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #298

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns for Social Worship and Pravate Devotion #d17

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A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #5

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #394

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d61

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d35

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A Selection of Favorite Conference Hymns with Historical Sketches of Church History #25

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CXXVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.CXXVII

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #34

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d46

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A Selection of Hymns #215

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #530

Advent Hymn Book #d17

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Baptist Chorals #375

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Baptist Hymn Book #aB61

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d26

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d99

Camp Meeting Hymn Book #d20

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Chapel Melodies #142

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Choice Hymns #173

Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d11

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Christian Praise #463

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d128

Companion of Praise for the Sunday School, Family and Prayer Meeting #d20

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d95

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d12

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #57

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Devotional hymns #S245

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S20

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Dyer's Psalmist #314

Family Hymns #d32

Fruits and Flowers #d21

General Baptist Hymn Book #d69

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Golden Songs #150

Gospel Hymn and Tune Book #d40

Gospel Hymns #d62

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Hallowed Songs #330

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #S40

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #S40

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #312

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #579

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d68

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #395

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #395

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #646

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d59

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b114

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d50

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d46

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Hymns and Tunes #444

Hymns for Second Advent Believers #d14

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Hymns for Social Meetings #82

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #92

Hymns for the Master #d6

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #769

Hymns for the Use of the Brethren in Christ #d59

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d131

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Hymns of Christian Endeavor #117

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a357

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Hymns of the Advent #184

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #169

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Hymns of the Church Militant #489

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Hymns of the Morning #184

Hymns of Zion #d29

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Hymns selected from various authors #312

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #314

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d37

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Laudes Domini #364

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Laudes Domini #740

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Laudes Domini #356

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Millennial Harp #A14

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Millennial Harp #14

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #470

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #470

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1065

Our Favorite Hymnal #d29

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Plymouth Collection #a722

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Pocket Hymns #230

Prayer Meeting, Revival, and Union Hymns #d9

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d48

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d26

Primitive Baptist Hymnal #d40

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #734

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Revival Gems #124

Pages

Exclude 232 pre-1979 instances
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