A sovereign Protector I have

A sovereign Protector I have

Author: Augustus Toplady
Tune: TREWEN
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 A sov'reign Protector I have,
unseen, yet forever at hand,
unchangeably faithful to save,
almighty to rule and command.

2 He smiles, and my comforts abound;
His grace as the dew shall descend;
and walls of salvation surround
the soul He delights to defend.

3 Inspirer and hearer of pray'r,
Thou Shepherd and Guardian of Thine,
my all to Thy covenant care
I sleeping and waking resign.

4 If Thou art my Shield and my Sun,
the night is no darkness to me;
and fast as my moments roll on,
they bring me but nearer to Thee.

5 Kind Author and Ground of my hope,
Thee, Thee, for my God I avow;
my glad Ebenezer set up,
and own Thou hast helped me till now.

6 I muse on the years that are past,
wherein my defense Thou hast proved;
nor wilt Thou relinquish at last
a sinner so signally loved!

Source: Hymns to the Living God #305

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

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First Line: A sovereign Protector I have
Author: Augustus Toplady

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Instances

Instances (1 - 10 of 10)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christian Praise #d4
Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #321Page Scan
Hymns to the Living God #305TextPage Scan
Our Favorite Hymnal #d3
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d4
Small Church Music #1147Audio
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #780Page Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #6231TextScoreAudio
The Pilgrim's Hymnal. #d3
Vestry Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for all occasions of social worship #91Page Scan
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