Earnest of future bliss

Earnest of future bliss

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 12 hymnals

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: Earnest of future bliss
Author: Augustus Toplady

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #335

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #470

Songs of the Spirit #d115

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d147

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d150

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The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #418

The Praise #d56

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