Hosea Ballou

Hosea Ballou
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 LordH. Ballou (Author)4
According to His holy willHosea Ballou (Author)3
Adieu, all earthly thingsHosea Ballou (Author)5
All earthly lovers, now adieuH. Ballou (Author)3
All earthly pleasures I'll forsakeHosea Ballou (Author)4
All things shall work for good, To them who love their GodHosea Ballou (Author)4
And why do Christians thus contendHosea 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 shoreH. Ballou (Author)9
Behold, on Zion's mystic wallsH. Ballou (Author)3
Behold the light, now see it riseHosea Ballou (Author)4
Behold the long expected lightH. Ballou (Author)7
Behold the prodigal returnH. Ballou (Author)3
Behold, the visions brighter growHosea Ballou (Author)5
Behold, what poor imperfect thingsHosea 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 raceH. Ballou (Author)3
By faith may Jesus dwellH. Ballou (Author)8
By grace the great salvation comesHosea Ballou (Author)5
By men conditions are proposedHosea Ballou (Author)3
Can wisdom infinite misjudgeHosea Ballou (Author)3
Christ crucified we preachHosea Ballou (Author)4
Christ is our righteousnessH. Ballou (Author)3
Christ is the Lord our righteousnessH. Ballou (Author)3
Come, fellow sinners, come awayH. Ballou (Author)7
Come from the wildernessH. Ballou (Author)3
Come, let us join in grateful songsH. Ballou (Author)3
Come, let us join in sacred songsH. 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 raiseH. Ballou (Author)3
Come, saints, and drop a tear or twoH. Ballou (Author)3
Communion with our friends is sweetHosea Ballou (Author)3
Could I but raise my notes as highHosea Ballou (Author)4
Dark unbelief, strange arrows flingsHosea Ballou (Author)3
Dear Lord, behold thy children hereHosea 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 manHosea 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 dismissH. 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 agreeHosea Ballou (Author)3
Grace, 'tis a sweet, a charming theme (Ballou)Hosea 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 dayH. 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 seeHosea Ballou (Author)3
How happy is the ground, On which the brethrenS. Ballou (Author)3
How many blessings we receiveHosea Ballou (Author)3
How pleasant is the sight, Where brethren all agreeHosea Ballou (Author)3
How pleasing is the lovely sightHosea 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 seeHosea Ballou (Author)3
I shall no more in darkness roamHosea Ballou (Author)3
I sing the titles of my LordHosea Ballou (Author)3
I will adhere no moreHosea Ballou (Author)3
I would exalt the Lord my KingHosea 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 shinesH. Ballou (Author)3
In freedom's song let millions joinHosea Ballou (Author)1
In God's eternityHosea 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 Hosea Ballou (Author)3
Indulgent God, accept this youthHosea 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 dewH. Ballou (Author)3
Jesus, our King, his scepter swaysHosea Ballou (Author)6
Joy to the world below, the Lord himselfHosea Ballou (Author)3
Let all the powers of music joinHosea Ballou (Author)3
Let the disciple of the LordH. 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 floodH. 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 hereH. Ballou (Author)3
Lord, what a rage thy foes are inH. Ballou (Author)4
May all our powers of mindHosea Ballou (Author)5
May sacred heat inspire my tongueHosea Ballou (Author)6
May that kind wisdom, whose bright eyeHosea Ballou (Author)3
May we thine armor, Lord, put onH. Ballou (Author)5
Must Christians pray for noughtHosea Ballou (Author)5
My foes declare with awful frownHosea Ballou (Author)3
My soul is fainting fastH. Ballou (Author)3
My thoughts on heavenly subjects rollH. Ballou (Author)6
No peace my starving soul can findH. Ballou (Author)8
Not here on earth are treasures sureH. 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 beHosea Ballou (Author)3
Now faith and hope abideH. 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 heavenHosea Ballou (Author)3
O cease, my soul, the search give o'erHosea Ballou (Author)3
O could I sing an equal songHosea Ballou (Author)4
O, could I strike some heavenly stringsHosea Ballou (Author)4
O could the scales fall from our eyesHosea Ballou (Author)4
O is my heart of marble madeH. 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 standHosea Ballou (Author)3
Our Lord shall be our hiding-placeHosea Ballou (Author)3
Rising from the bed of slumberHosea Ballou (Author)3
Rivers from Jesus flowHosea Ballou (Author)6
Rivers of grief and sorrows flowH. Ballou (Author)3
See antichrist arise H. Ballou (Author)3
See Jesus stand with open armsHosea 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 LordHosea 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 findH. 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 graceH. 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 blindHosea Ballou (Author)3
The Lord in Zion will prepareH. Ballou (Author)4
The Lord in Zion will provideHosea Ballou (Author)4
The Lord is good and kindHosea Ballou (Author)4
The Lord of life was oft accusedHosea 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 lightHosea Ballou (Author)3
The rose of Sharon we beholdHosea 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 shinesH. Ballou (Author)3
The word omnific spake in loveH. Ballou (Author)3
The words which Jesus spake To his disciples dearH. Ballou (Author)3
This is the fast the Lord doth chooseH. Ballou (Author)11
This world, how full of labor 'tisHosea Ballou (Author)3
Thy presence, Lord, gives pure delightHosea Ballou (Author)4
Time's empty vapors, O, how vainH. Ballou (Author)3
To Christ, the Son, the Father spakeHosea Ballou (Author)7
To me, what use are insects madeH. Ballou (Author)3
To wanderers in the dismal roadH. Ballou (Author)3
Various systems men have formedHosea Ballou (Author)3
We are the offspring of our GodH. Ballou (Author)5
What boundless wisdom is displayedHosea 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 griefH. 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 storeH. Ballou (Author)3
When God descends, with men to dwellBallou (Author)32
When God in mercy gaveH. Ballou (Author)3
When God would on the Gentiles riseH. Ballou (Author)6
When my astonished eyes beholdHosea Ballou (Author)6
When nature's wonders I exploreHosea 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 declinesH. Ballou (Author)3
When will the eyelids of that mornH. Ballou (Author)7
Where mysteries are in Scripture foundHosea 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 is my heart so coldHosea Ballou (Author)6
Why do not saints a union formH. Ballou (Author)4
Why do Pharisees complainH. Ballou (Author)3
Why should I blush to ownHosea 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 lightH. Ballou (Author)3
With sad surprise I seeH. Ballou (Author)3
With strange surprise, the cross I viewHosea Ballou (Author)3
Ye are God's building, saith the wordHosea Ballou (Author)3
Ye heavy ladened, come, reposeH. Ballou (Author)3
Ye prophets and apostles tooH. Ballou (Author)3

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