At Jacob's well a stranger sought

At Jacob's well a stranger sought

Author: Helen E. Brown; Author: Joseph Grigg
Published in 36 hymnals

Author: Helen E. Brown

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Author: Joseph Grigg

Grigg, Joseph, was born in 1728, according to the D. Sedgwick’s Manuscript," but this date seems to be some six or eight years too late. He was the son of poor parents and was brought up to mechanical pursuits. In 1743 he forsook his trade and became assistant minister to the Rev. Thomas Bures, of the Presbyterian Church, Silver Street, London. On the death of Mr. Bures in 1747, he retired from the ministry, and, marrying a lady of property, look up his residence at St. Albans. He died at Walthamstow, Essex, Oct. 29, 1768. As a hymnwriter Grigg is chiefly known by two of his hymns, "Behold a stranger at the door"; and "Jesus, and can it ever be?" His hymnwriting began, it is said, at ten years of age. His published works of various kinds… Go to person page >

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First Line: At Jacob's well a stranger sought
Author: Helen E. Brown
Author: Joseph Grigg

Notes

There is disagreement about the authorship of this text. The DNAH information claims the author is Helen E. Brown, however, later information points to Joseph Grigg as author.

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At Jacob's well a stranger sought. [Christ at the Well.] In Dunderdale's Psalms & Hymns, 1817, No. 260; and also in the Supplement to the Evangelistic Magazine, Dec. 1820, p. 574, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. In both instances it is Anon.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #206Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns: for camp meetings, revivals, &c., for the use of the Primitive Methodists #27Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed for prayer, conference and camp-meetings #62Page Scan
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d74
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United: consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, set pieces, anthems, etc. (10th ed) #46aPage Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d16
Hymns and Spiritual Songs with Choruses Affixed; as Usually Sung at Camp-Meetings. 24th ed. #d13
Hymns of the Advent #251Page Scan
Hymns of the Morning: Designed for the use of God's People #251Page Scan
Methodist Social Hymn Book #26Page Scan
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d22
Select Melodies; Comprising the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use, and not generally found in standard church hymn-books: as also a number of original pieces, and translations from...German #359Page Scan
Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d13
The American Church Harp: containing a choice selection of hymns and tunes comprising a variety of meters, well adapted to all Christian churches, singing schools, and private families #79Page Scan
The American Repository of Sacred Music #d13
The Book of Worship #d32
The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d21
The Christian Psalmist #d39
The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d24
The Church Hymn Book #d61
The Hymnist: Heart Hymns and Home Melodies #d14
The Millennial Harp #d34
The Millennial Harp #d22
The New and Most Complete Collection of Camp, Social and Prayer Meeting Hymns and Spiritual Songs Now in Use #266Page Scan
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d26
The Singer's Choice #d20
The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d12
The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d12
The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d30
The Zion Songster: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, generally sung at camp and prayer meetings, and in revivals of religion (Rev. & corr.) #200Page Scan
The Zion Songster: a Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Generally Sung at Camp and Prayer Meetings, and in Revivals or Religion (95th ed.) #200Page Scan
Village Hymns #d42
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #80Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #80Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #80Page Scan
Zion's Harp ... Sacred Songs Not Found in the Methodist Hymn Book and Many Never Before Published with Several Original Pieces #d24



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