The death of A Believer

In vain our fancy strives to paint

Author: John Newton
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
Published in 98 hymnals

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1 In vain my fancy strives to paint
The moment after death,
The glories that surround a saint,
When yielding up his breath.

2 One gentle sigh his fetters breaks,
We scarce can say, "he's gone!"
Before the willing spirit takes
Its mansions near the throne.

3 Faith strives, but all its efforts fail,
To trace the spirit's flight;
No eye can pierce within the veil
Which hides that world of light.

4 Thus much (and this is all) we know,
Saints are completely blest;
Have done with sin, and care, and woe,
And with their Savior rest.

5 On harps of gold they praise his name,
His face they always view;
Then let us followers be of them,
That we may praise him too.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: John Newton

Newton, John, who was born in London, July 24, 1725, and died there Dec. 21, 1807, occupied an unique position among the founders of the Evangelical School, due as much to the romance of his young life and the striking history of his conversion, as to his force of character. His mother, a pious Dissenter, stored his childish mind with Scripture, but died when he was seven years old. At the age of eleven, after two years' schooling, during which he learned the rudiments of Latin, he went to sea with his father. His life at sea teems with wonderful escapes, vivid dreams, and sailor recklessness. He grew into an abandoned and godless sailor. The religious fits of his boyhood changed into settled infidelity, through the study of Shaftesbury and… Go to person page >

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First Line: In vain our fancy strives to paint
Title: The death of A Believer
Author: John Newton
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #466Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #617Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #252cPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #252Page Scan
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Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #304Page Scan
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Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #641Page Scan
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Hymns for Social Worship: selected from Watts, Doddridge, Newton, Cowper, Steele and others #515Page Scan
Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #394Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #719Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d369
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #719TextPage Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d118
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Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #719Page Scan
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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #293Page Scan
Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship: comprising the most approved spiritual hymns with chaste and popular tunes #297Page Scan
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Select Hymns #d222
Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #523Page Scan
Social and Camp-meeting Songs, for the Pious (9th ed. enl.) #76Page Scan
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The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #638Text
The Christian Melodist: a new collection of hymns for social religious worship #517Page Scan
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The Church Hymn Book #d252
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #356Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCCLVITextPage Scan
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The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d128
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The Social Psalmist: a new selection of hymns for conference meetings and family worship #339Page Scan
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Village Hymns #d258
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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #571Page Scan



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