• 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