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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Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #335Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #470Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #260Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #295dPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #295dPage Scan
Songs of the Spirit #d115
The American Hymn and Tune Book #d147
The Baptist Harp: a new collection of hymns for the closet, the family, social worship, and revivals #169Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d150
The Heart and Voice: or, Songs of Praise for the Sanctuary: hymn and tune book, designed for congregational singing in the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for congregations generally #276cPage Scan
The Hymn Book of the Free Methodist Church #418Page Scan
The Praise #d56
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