John Bunyan

John Bunyan
John Bunyan
Short Name: John Bunyan
Full Name: Bunyan, John, 1628-1688
Birth Year: 1628
Death Year: 1688

Bunyan, John. This great allegorist cannot be included amongst hymn writers, except on the ground that the piece, “He that is down needs fear no fall," from pt. ii. of his Pilgrim's Progress, 1684, is given in a limited number of hymnals. The son of a mechanic, he was born at Elstow, 1628; was a Baptist minister at Bedford; and died in London, Aug. 1688.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Bunyan, John, p. 193, ii. Another piece by him is "Valiant's song" in the Pilgrim's Progress, pt. ii., 1684 (2nd edition 1686, p. 177). There, and in E. P. Hood's Our Hymn Book1873, no. 398, it begins "Who would true valour see" (A Pilgrim's Song). In the English Hymnal, 1906, No. 402, it is partly rewritten, and begins "He who would valiant be." [Rev. James Mearns. M.A.]

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

Texts by John Bunyan (17)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Blest be the day that I beganJohn Bunyan, 1628-88 (Author)2
He that is down needs fear no fallBunyan (Author)English17
Heir of the Savior, a crown and a throneJohn Bunyan (Author)2
ReadingsJohn Bunyan ()English1
I'm happy, I'm happy, O wondrous accountBunyan (Author)English1
Jesu deine Liebe, und ganz süße TriebeJohn Bunyan (Author)German2
Let the most blessed be my guideJohn Bunyan (Author)English2
My little bird how canst thou sitJohn Bunyan (Author)2
Quien quiera frente al malJohn Bunyan (Author)Spanish5
This homely bush doth to mine eyes exposeJohn Bunyan (Author)2
Wenn uns're Augen schon sich schließenJohn Bunyan (Author)German9
Wer fein niedrig einher schleichtJohn Bunyan (Author)German1
When Adam was deceivedJohn Bunyan (Author)2
PrayersJohn Bunyan (Author)English1
Who honors courage here, who fights the devilJ. Bunyan (1628-1688) (Author)English1
Who would true valor seeJohn Bunyan (1628-1688) (Author)English135
Whoever true kindness would find should come hereJ. Bunyan (First and last verses adapted from)English2

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