What though no flow'rs the fig-tree clothe

What though no flowers the fig tree clothe

Alterer: John Logan; Author: Anonymous
Published in 56 hymnals

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What though no flow’rs the fig-tree clothe,
though vines their fruit deny,
The labour of the olive fail,
and fields no meat supply?

Though from the fold, with sad surprise,
my flock cut off I see;
Though famine pine in empty stalls,
where herds were wont to be?

Yet in the Lord will I be glad,
and glory in his love;
In him I’ll joy, who will the God
of my salvation prove.

He to my tardy feet shall lend
the swiftness of the roe;
Till, raised on high, I safely dwell
beyond the reach of woe.

God is the treasure of my soul,
the source of lasting joy;
A joy which want shall not impair,
nor death itself destroy.

Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases

Alterer: John Logan

Logan, John, son of a farmer, born at Fala, Midlothian, 1748, and educated at Edinburgh University, in due course entering the ministry of the Church of Scotland and becoming the minister of South Leith in 1770. During the time he held this charge he delivered a course of lectures on philosophy and history with much success. While he was thus engaged, the chair of Universal History in the University became vacant; but as a candidate he was unsuccessful. A tragedy, entitled Runnamede, followed. He offered it to the manager of Covent Garden Theatre, but it was interdicted by the Lord Chamberlain "upon suspicion of having a seditious tendency." It was subsequently acted in Edinburgh. In 1775 he formed one of the Committee by whom the Translati… Go to person page >

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What though no flowers the fig tree clothe
Title: What though no flow'rs the fig-tree clothe
Alterer: John Logan
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Notes: a

Tune

SAWLEY (Walch)

This tune was composed by James Walch in 1857 for a children's anniversary, and was published in 1860 with other tunes for private circulation. It was wrongly assigned, in the early editions of [The Free Church Hymnal, 1888] to the Rev. F. Pigou. Scottish church music: its sources and composers, 189…

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A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d164
A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d574
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #240Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #367Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #367Page Scan
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... #553Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints #117Page Scan
A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #109Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d693
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d197
Chapel Hymns #d625
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #209Page Scan
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #73Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1128
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H313Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #313Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #440Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #629Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #629Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship, Compiled for the Use of Canadian Baptist Churches #d319
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #313Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d1082
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H323Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #353Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, 4th ed. #d218
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #S15Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S20Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #S15Page Scan
Scottish Psalter and Paraphrases #R32Text
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1219
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #803Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #803Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #803Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #803Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #803Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #510Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #801Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #560Page Scan
The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d211
The Book of Worship #d563
The Church Hymn Book #d1122
The Church-Book #d485
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #711Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #244Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #12Page Scan
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #12Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #592Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #592Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #617Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #221dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1174
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d971
The Southern Psalmist #d917
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d966
Universalist Hymn Book #d605
Worship in the School Room: a manual of devotion intended especially for the school, also adapted to the family #209Page Scan



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