John Fawcett

6 Jan 1740–25 July 1817


John Fawcett, in Henry Burrage, Baptist Hymn Writers and Their Hymns (1888).

Collections of Hymns and Poems:

Poetic Essays (1767)
The Christian's Humble Plea (1772: PDF)
The Death of Eumenio: A Poem (1779: PDF)
The Reign of Death: A Poem (1780: PDF)
Hymns Adapted to the Circumstances of Public Worship and Private Devotion (1782: PDF)
A Brief Supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Isaac Watts, D.D. (2nd ed., 1816 | WorldCat)

see also The Gospel Magazine (1777: website)
see also John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns (1787: PDF)

Life & Works:

An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Writings of the Late Rev. John Fawcett, D.D. (1818: PDF)

The Miscellaneous Works of the Late John Fawcett: Author of the Devotional Family Bible, Comprising Essays, Sermons, and Tracts: Now First Collected, with a Memoir of the Author (1824: PDF).

Edwin Hatfield, “John Fawcett,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 243-245: HathiTrust

W.R. Stevenson and John Julian, “Fawcett, John” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892 | Google Books), p. 373.

Related Resources:

Chris Fenner, “John Fawcett: Pastor, Poet, Patron, and Friend,” The Towers, SBTS, vol. 13, no. 9 (May 2015 | PDF), p. 20.

John Fawcett at

Chris Brown, “John Fawcett,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (subscription required):