John Fawcett

John Fawcett (1739-1817) was an English Baptist preacher, theologian and hymn writer.

John Fawcett Hymn Studies
John Fawcett's Hymns

  • John Fawcett Hymn Studies

    Biographical Sketches Of John Fawcett

      1. John Gadsby, “Hymn-Writers & Compilers”” John Fawcett was born at Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorkshire, Jan. 6th, (old style, that is now 18th,) 1739. He was brought up in the Established Church, but received his first convictions under Whitefield, while preaching in the open air at Bradford in 1755. The volume before me, however, though it consists of nearly 400 pages, and purports to be a Memoir of Mr. Fawcett, contains very little account of a work of grace on his soul. It would appear that he was "pious" from his youth, and it certainly is an unspeakable mercy to be kept from youthful sins. That Fawcett knew something, however, of the plague of his heart and of the healing balm, will, I…

  • Jared Smith's Hymn Studies,  John Fawcett Hymn Studies

    Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing

    Some of the points covered in this sermon: • This hymn is a petition to the Lord, that He might prepare His people for another journey on their pilgrimage through the world • Explaining what it means to be a stranger and a pilgrim, using the framework of sovereign grace as a backdrop • Each stanza of the hymn highlights a separate petition • Stanza 1—a petition for refreshment on our journey • Stanza 2—a petition for growth on our journey • Stanzas 3—a petition for perspective on our journey

  • • Trials and Tribulations,  John Fawcett's Hymns

    Afflicted Saint, To Christ Draw Near

    Deuteronomy 33:24,25: "And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil. Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be." 2 Corinthians 12:7-10: "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory…

  • • The Church,  John Fawcett's Hymns

    Thy Presence, Gracious God, Afford

    Isaiah 55:10,11: "For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." 2 Thessalonians 3:1: "Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:"