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The Vision of dry Bones

Meter: Appears in 115 hymnals First Line: Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye Topics: Predestination
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Electing and Sanctifying Grace

Meter: Appears in 29 hymnals First Line: Jesus, we bless thy Father's name Lyrics: ... love, a holy seed." 4 Predestinated to be sons, Born by ... Topics: Electing and sanctifying grace; Electing and sanctifying grace; Electing and sanctifying grace; Electing and sanctifying grace Scripture: Ephesians 1:3

Ephesians 1:3-10

Appears in 2 hymnals First Line: Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ Refrain First Line: Blessed be God who chose us in Christ Lyrics: [Antiphon] 3 He predestined us to be his ... Topics: Canticles Scripture: Ephesians 1:3-10 Used With Tune: [Blessed be God who chose us in Christ] Text Sources: Verses: New America Bible ; Antiphon: Liturgy of the Hours


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Meter: 11.11 with refrain Appears in 30 hymnals Tune Sources: French melody, Grenoble, 1882 Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 51131 13223 21511 Used With Text: Immaculate Mary


Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Tune Sources: Gesangbuch (Erfurt, Germany: 1663) Tune Key: G Major Incipit: 53123 43215 65432 Used With Text: Our Lord the Path of Suff'ring Trod
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Composer: Joan J. Pinkston Meter: with refrain Appears in 1 hymnal Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 11212 34516 65317 Used With Text: Praises for Thy Glorious Grace


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Author: Burnham Hymnal: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #61 (1844) Meter: First Line: 'Twas fix'd in God's eternal mind Lyrics: 1 ’Twas fixed in God’s eternal mind When his dear sons should mercy find; From everlasting he decreed When every good should be conveyed. 2 Determined was the manner how Eternal favours he’d bestow; Yea, he decreed the very place Where he would show ... Topics: Election and God's Decrees Languages: English

Predestination made known by Calling

Author: Kent Hymnal: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #76 (1844) Meter: First Line: There is a period known to God Lyrics: 1 There is a period known to God When all his sheep, redeemed by blood, Shall leave the hateful ways of sin, Turn to the fold, and enter in. 2 At peace with hell, with God at war, In sin’s dark maze they wander far, Indulge their lust, and still go on As ... Topics: Election and God's Decrees Languages: English


Author: Paice Hymnal: A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) #78 (1844) Meter: First Line: Fix'd was the eternal state of man Lyrics: 1 Fixed was the eternal state of man, Ere time its rapid course began; Appointed, by God’s firm decree, To endless joy or misery. 2 Fixed was the vast eternal deep Between the goats and chosen sheep; Nor can a union e’er take place ’Twixt heirs of wrath ... Topics: Election and God's Decrees Languages: English


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John Kent

1766 - 1843 Author of "Predestination Made Known by Calling" Kent, John, was born at Bideford, Devonshire, Dec. 1766, and died Nov. 15, 1843. As a working shipwright his opportunities for acquiring the education and polish necessary for the production of refined verse were naturally limited. His hymns are strongly worded, very earnest and simple, and intensely Calvinistic. A few were published in Samuel Reece's Collection, 1799. The first edition of his Collection of Original Gospel Hymns, was published in 1803, and the 10th edition, with "The Author's Experience," in verse, 264 hymns, 15 longer pieces, and a Life by his Son in 1861. The Calvinistic teaching so prominent in his hymns has restricted their use to a limited number of collections. The greatest use made of them in modern hymnbooks has been by Mr. Spurgeon (Our Own Hymn Book, 1866) and Mr. Snepp (Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872). In the following list the dates in brackets indicate the dates of publication:— 1. Before the Almighty began (1841). Election. 2. Betroth'd in love, ere time began (1803). Election. 3. Christ exalted is our song (1803). Christ the sin tier's Surety. 4. Come saints, and sing in sweet accord (1803). Stability of the Covenant. 5. Hark, how the blood-bought host above (1803). Election. 6. How sweet the notes of yonder choir (1841). Christmas. 7. In types and shadows we are told (1803). Pardon. 8. Indulgent God, how kind (1803). Electing Love. 9. Let Zion in her songs record (1803). Pardon--Grace exalted. 10. Love was the great self-moving cause (1803). Free Grace. 11. Precious is the Name of Jesus (1841). The Precious Name. 12. Salvation by grace, how charming the song (1803). Free Grace. 13. Saved from the damning power of sin (1803). Eternal Love. 14. Sons of God, in tribulation (1803). Affliction. 15. Sons of peace, redeemed by blood (1803). Good Friday. 16. Sovereign grace o'er sin abounding (1827). Perseverance of the faint. 17. 'Tis the Church triumphant singing (1803). Praise. 18. 'Twas not to make Jehovah's love (1803). Election. 19. 'Twas with an everlasting love (1803). Election. 20. What cheering words are these (1803). Safety in God. 21. With David's Lord, and ours (1803). The Divine Covenant. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Henry Paice

Person Name: Paice Author of "Predestination" in A Selection of Hymns for Public Worship. In four parts (10th ed.) (Gadsby's Hymns) Paice, Henry, was a Baptist minister at Waddesdon Hill, Bucks, in 1795, and, subsequently, at other places, the last being London. During his residence at Broseley, he published a New Selection of Hymns, taken chiefly from the best Periodical Publications, with Additions and Improvements, printed, &c, by W. Smith, Iron bridge. It is undated: but is probably earlier than 1816. One of these, “Great Source of uncreated Light" (Electing Grace), in 6 stanzas, has come down through Denham's Collection and others to modern hymn-books, in 3 stanzas, as, "Ah! but for free and sovereign grace." [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Richard Burnham

1749 - 1810 Author of "Predestination" Burnham, Richard, b. 1749, d. 1810, was for many years pastor of a Baptist Church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, and afterwards in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. His hymns, 452 in all, were published as follows:— New Hymns on Divers Subjects, Lond., Gilbert and Plummer, 1783. This contained 141 hymns. A 2nd edition with 74 additional hymns as New Hymns on Various Subjects (same publishers), 1785. To this was added New Hymns on Divine Love, chiefly designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (25 hymns and 2 poetical pieces), Lond., W. Smith, but no date (cir. 1787). The 3rd edition of the Hymns, &c, is dated 1794, the 4th 1796, and the 5th, 1803. This last contains 452 hymns. In addition 3 hymns were printed at the end of a Sermon on Believer's Baptism, 1805, and many others on leaflets which have not been reprinted. Burnham's hymns rank with the most intensely Calvinistic in the English language, and have been much used by congregations of Calvinistic sentiments. In the last edition of Gudsbey’s Selection there are 20; in Denham's Selection 82; and in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory. 10. His best known hymns are, “Jesus! Thou art the sinner's Friend," and "O glorious God of grace." The following, from the editions of his Hymns, &c, indicated in brackets, are still in common use:— 1. Free grace, melodious sound [1794]. Grace. 2. God in Three appears all glorious [1796]. Holy Trinity. 3. Great Jehovah's love endureth [1794]. God unchangeable. 4. How truly glorious is the love [1803]. Love of God. In Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, this is altered by Miss Havergal. 5. Jesus draws the chosen race [1794]. Election. 6. Love will I ever sing [1796]. Love of God. 7. Now 1 know the great Redeemer [1794]. The Advocate. 8. The goodness of our glorious God [1794]. Divine Goodness. 9. The people of the Lord were chosen, &c. [1796], Election. 10. Who can e'er fathom God's rich love [1803]. Love of God. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)