Hosea Ballou

Hosea Ballou
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Short Name: Hosea Ballou
Full Name: Ballou, Hosea, 1771-1852
Birth Year: 1771
Death Year: 1852

Ballou, Hosea, a celebrated leader of the sect of Universalists, was born at Richmond, New Hampshire, April 30, 1771. He was entirely self-educated, and began to preach when about 21. In 1807 he settled at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, passing to Salem, Mass., in 1815, and to Boston in 1817. He died in 1852. To the Universalist Hymns composed by different Authors, published in 1808, he contributed 199 hymns. A few of these are still used by the Universalists, but one only, and that probably his best, has passed beyond their ranks. It is:—
When God descends with men to dwell. The Second Advent. Ballou also edited with Turner a second collection in 1821, and a third in his own name, 1837. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Hosea Ballou D.D. (April 30, 1771 – June 7, 1852) was an American Universalist clergyman and theological writer. Originally a Baptist, he converted to Universalism in 1789. He preached in a number of towns in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. From 1817, he was pastor of the Second Universalist Church of Boston. He wrote a number of influential theological works, as well as hymns, essays and sermons, and edited two Universalist journals. Ballou has been called one of the fathers of American Universalism.

Texts by Hosea Ballou (214)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A crown of thorns the Savior woreH. Ballou (Author)3
Accept this house, O LordHosea Ballou (Author)4
According to His holy willHosea Ballou (Author)3
Adieu, all earthly thingsHosea Ballou (Author)5
All earthly lovers, now adieuHosea Ballou (Author)3
All earthly pleasures I'll forsakeH. Ballou (Author)4
All things shall work for good, To them who love their GodHosea Ballou (Author)4
And why do Christians thus contendH. Ballou (Author)5
Another wonder now beholdH. Ballou (Author)3
Arise, expand your wingsH. Ballou (Author)3
Be still, ye blustering windsH. Ballou (Author)3
Behold, on Zion's heavenly shoreHosea Ballou (Author)9
Behold, on Zion's mystic wallsHosea Ballou (Author)3
Behold the light, now see it riseHosea Ballou (Author)4
Behold the long expected lightHosea Ballou (Author)7
Behold the prodigal returnH. Ballou (Author)3
Behold, the visions brighter growH. Ballou (Author)5
Behold, what poor imperfect thingsH. Ballou (Author)3
Blessed are they, in spirit poorH. Ballou (Author)3
Blessed are they who suffer painH. Ballou (Author)3
But few of all the human raceHosea Ballou (Author)3
By faith may Jesus dwellHosea Ballou (Author)8
By grace the great salvation comesH. Ballou (Author)5
By men conditions are proposedHosea Ballou (Author)3
Can wisdom infinite misjudgeHosea Ballou (Author)3
Christ crucified we preachH. Ballou (Author)4
Christ is our righteousnessH. Ballou (Author)3
Christ is the Lord our righteousnessHosea Ballou (Author)3
Come, fellow sinners, come awayH. Ballou (Author)7
Come from the wildernessH. Ballou (Author)3
Come, let us join in grateful songsHosea Ballou (Author)3
Come, let us join in sacred songsHosea Ballou (Author)4
Come let us join in worship trueH. Ballou (Author)4
Come let us raise our voices highH. Ballou (Author)5
Come, pleasant youth, your voices raiseHosea Ballou (Author)3
Come, saints, and drop a tear or twoHosea Ballou (Author)3
Communion with our friends is sweetH. Ballou (Author)3
Could I but raise my notes as highH. Ballou (Author)4
Dark unbelief, strange arrows flingsH. Ballou (Author)3
Dear Lord, behold thy children hereH. Ballou (Author)5
Dear Lord, behold thy servants hereH. Ballou (Author)11
Dear Shepherd, didst thou lieH. Ballou (Author)3
Did heavenly wisdom give to manH. Ballou (Author)3
Far better 'tis to go H. Ballou (Author)3
From God the immortal spirit cameH. Ballou (Author)3
From worldly noise I would retireH. Ballou (Author)3
From worship now thy church dismissHosea Ballou (Author)17
Go, saith a risen Savior, goHosea Ballou (Author)5
Go search the fields of nature throughHosea Ballou (Author)6
God, in each attribute, is loveHosea Ballou (Author)3
God's power and wisdom do agreeH. Ballou (Author)3
Grace, 'tis a sweet, a charming theme (Ballou)H. Ballou (Author)7
Grant unto us a visit, dearest LordH. Ballou (Author)7
Had Jesus taught the ancient JewsH. Ballou (Author)3
Hark! a glad voice, from yonder daleH. Ballou (Author)3
Hark! hear the great Jehovah's wordHosea Ballou (Author)3
How bright is thy example, LordH. Ballou (Author)3
How bright the sun that makes our dayHosea Ballou (Author)3
How charming is the graceful sightH. Ballou (Author)3
How fast time's holy moments runHosea Ballou (Author)3
How glorious was the vision brightHosea Ballou (Author)3
How good, how pleasant 'tis to seeH. Ballou (Author)3
How happy is the ground, On which the brethrenS. Ballou (Author)3
How many blessings we receiveH. Ballou (Author)3
How pleasant is the sight, Where brethren all agreeH. Ballou (Author)3
How pleasing is the lovely sightS. Ballou (Author)5
How rich the blessings wereH. Ballou (Author)3
How sweet is the union of souls in harmonyH. Ballou (Author)3
How transient and how vainHosea Ballou (Author)1
How vast the love of GodHosea Ballou (Author)3
I bid farewell to written creedsHosea Ballou (Author)3
I long my Savior's grace to seeH. Ballou (Author)3
I shall no more in darkness roamH. Ballou (Author)3
I sing the titles of my LordH. Ballou (Author)3
I will adhere no moreH. Ballou (Author)3
I would exalt the Lord my KingH. Ballou (Author)3
If God be love, why should there beH. Ballou (Author)3
If sun and moon and stars of lightH. Ballou (Author)3
In all thy work perfection shinesHosea Ballou (Author)3
In freedom's song let millions joinHosea Ballou (Author)1
In God's eternityH. Ballou (Author)17
In heaven, behold the woudrous sightH. Ballou (Author)3
In songs of highest praiseH. Ballou (Author)7
In the example, Jesus gaveH. Ballou (Author)3
In union let our voices join H. Ballou (Author)3
Indulgent God, accept this youthH. Ballou (Author)3
Into thy temple, Lord, descendH. Ballou (Author)3
Is man more just than GodH. Ballou (Author)3
Jesus his empire shall extendH. Ballou (Author)16
Jesus is knocking at the door, His locks are wet with dewHosea Ballou (Author)3
Jesus, our King, his scepter swaysHosea Ballou (Author)6
Joy to the world below, the Lord himselfH. Ballou (Author)3
Let all the powers of music joinHosea Ballou (Author)3
Let the disciple of the LordHosea Ballou (Author)3
Let these dear friends who mourn their lossH. Ballou (Author)3
Like grass of earth our bodies areH. Ballou (Author)3
Like Israel's tribes on Egypt's floodHosea Ballou (Author)2
Lo from the heaven of the lawH. Ballou (Author)3
Lord, from thy holy hill descendH. Ballou (Author)4
Lord, may thy humble servants hereHosea Ballou (Author)3
Lord, what a rage thy foes are inHosea Ballou (Author)4
May all our powers of mindHosea Ballou (Author)5
May sacred heat inspire my tongueH. Ballou (Author)6
May that kind wisdom, whose bright eyeH. Ballou (Author)3
May we thine armor, Lord, put onHosea Ballou (Author)5
Must Christians pray for noughtH. Ballou (Author)5
My foes declare with awful frownH. Ballou (Author)3
My soul is fainting fastH. Ballou (Author)3
My thoughts on heavenly subjects rollHosea Ballou (Author)6
No peace my starving soul can findHosea Ballou (Author)8
Not here on earth are treasures sureHosea Ballou (Author)3
Not only of the Jew is Christ the living headHosea Ballou (Author)4
Now Baal's prophets cry aloudHosea Ballou (Author)3
Now death shall conquered beH. Ballou (Author)3
Now faith and hope abideHosea Ballou (Author)4
Now God I see in every thingHosea Ballou (Author)4
Now let all nature join to praiseH. Ballou (Author)3
Now multitudes assembled areH. Ballou (Author)3
Now on the wings of faith I'll riseH. Ballou (Author)3
Now the day is far advancedH. Ballou (Author)3
Now warring armies meet in heavenH. Ballou (Author)3
O cease, my soul, the search give o'erH. Ballou (Author)3
O could I sing an equal songH. Ballou (Author)4
O, could I strike some heavenly stringsH. Ballou (Author)4
O could the scales fall from our eyesHosea Ballou (Author)4
O is my heart of marble madeHosea Ballou (Author)4
O sinner, turn thine eyesH. Ballou (Author)3
O thou whose power the mountains formedH. Ballou (Author)5
O who that mystery deep can singH. Ballou (Author)3
O why should cares torment my mindH. Ballou (Author)3
On holy mount Moriah seeH. Ballou (Author)3
On Zion's heavenly hills they standH. Ballou (Author)3
Our Lord shall be our hiding-placeH. Ballou (Author)3
Rising from the bed of slumberH. Ballou (Author)3
Rivers from Jesus flowHosea Ballou (Author)6
Rivers of grief and sorrows flowHosea Ballou (Author)3
See antichrist arise Hosea Ballou (Author)3
See Jesus stand with open armsH. Ballou (Author)3
Shall all the wicked kingsH. Ballou (Author)3
Sin, like a cruel tyrant, reignsH. Ballou (Author)3
Stay me with flagons, dearest LordH. Ballou (Author)3
Strong is thine hand, Almighty KingH. Ballou (Author)5
Sweet visions from the LordH. Ballou (Author)3
Teach us to feel as Jesus prayedHosea Ballou (Author)9
The increasing joys, O who can tellH. Ballou (Author)3
That some should perish, God ordainsH. Ballou (Author)3
The depths of wisdom who can findHosea Ballou (Author)5
The exhortation let us hearHosea Ballou (Author)3
The first almighty Cause Hosea Ballou (Author)1
The flowing rays from yonder sunH. Ballou (Author)3
The glorious covenant of graceHosea Ballou (Author)3
The heavenly gem of the sweet contentH. Ballou (Author)3
The house that's built upon the sandH. Ballou (Author)3
The Jews had eyes, and yet were blindH. Ballou (Author)3
The Lord in Zion will prepareH. Ballou (Author)4
The Lord in Zion will provideH. Ballou (Author)4
The Lord is good and kindH. Ballou (Author)4
The Lord of life was oft accusedH. Ballou (Author)3
The Lord to Abraham did sayH. Ballou (Author)3
The male and feamle, in the LordH. Ballou (Author)3
The new Jerusalem I seeH. Ballou (Author)3
The prophets came from hills of lightH. Ballou (Author)3
The rose of Sharon we beholdH. Ballou (Author)3
The Savior did our sorrows feelHosea Ballou (Author)3
The times and seasons God ordainedHosea Ballou (Author)3
The winter months are past awayHosea Ballou (Author)3
The winter of the law is goneH. Ballou (Author)3
The word of revelation shinesHosea Ballou (Author)3
The word omnific spake in loveHosea Ballou (Author)3
The words which Jesus spake To his disciples dearHosea Ballou (Author)3
This is the fast the Lord doth chooseHosea Ballou (Author)11
This world, how full of labor 'tisH. Ballou (Author)3
Thy presence, Lord, gives pure delightH. Ballou (Author)4
Time's empty vapors, O, how vainHosea Ballou (Author)3
To Christ, the Son, the Father spakeHosea Ballou (Author)7
To me, what use are insects madeHosea Ballou (Author)3
To wanderers in the dismal roadH. Ballou (Author)3
Various systems men have formedH. Ballou (Author)3
We are the offspring of our GodHosea Ballou (Author)5
What boundless wisdom is displayedH. Ballou (Author)3
What can oppose the Lord my GodH. Ballou (Author)3
What is this within me burningH. Ballou (Author)6
What man of sorrow and of griefHosea Ballou (Author)3
What sudden glories did surpriseHosea Ballou (Author)5
What unknown love is thisH. Ballou (Author)4
What was the wormwood and the gallH. Ballou (Author)3
What wonders hath Jehovah wroughtH. Ballou (Author)6
When autumn brings her golden storeHosea Ballou (Author)3
When God descends, with men to dwellH. Ballou (Author)32
When God in mercy gaveH. Ballou (Author)3
When God would on the Gentiles riseH. Ballou (Author)6
When my astonished eyes beholdH. Ballou (Author)6
When nature's wonders I exploreH. Ballou (Author)4
When our astonished eyes beholdHosea Ballou (Author)2
When strangers meet me on the wayH. Ballou (Author)4
When the blest light of day declinesHosea Ballou (Author)3
When will the eyelids of that mornHosea Ballou (Author)7
Where mysteries are in Scripture foundH. Ballou (Author)3
Who dare adjudge the sons of menH. Ballou (Author)3
Who dare attempt to singH. Ballou (Author)4
Why all this speed, ye pilgrims sayH. Ballou (Author)5
Why do not saints a union formHosea Ballou (Author)4
Why do Pharisees complainH. Ballou (Author)3
Why is my heart so coldH. Ballou (Author)6
Why should I blush to ownH. Ballou (Author)3
Why, thus dejected, O my soulH. Ballou (Author)6
Will they who love the Lord repineH. Ballou (Author)4
Wisdom and power we seeH. Ballou (Author)3
With joy we hail the morning lightHosea Ballou (Author)3
With sad surprise I seeH. Ballou (Author)3
With strange surprise, the cross I viewH. Ballou (Author)3
Ye are God's building, saith the wordH. Ballou (Author)3
Ye heavy ladened, come, reposeHosea Ballou (Author)3
Ye prophets and apostles tooH. Ballou (Author)3

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