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Everlasting Love and Electing Grace

How happy are we, Our election who see

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How happy are we
Our election who see,
And venture, O Lord, for salvation on thee!
In Jesus approv'd,
Eternally lov'd,
Upheld by thy power we cannot be mov'd.

2 'Tis sweet to recline
On the bosom divine,
And experience the comforts peculiar to thine;
While, born from above,
And upheld by thy love
With singing and triumph to Zion we move.

3 Our seeking thy face,
Was all of thy grace;
Thy mercy demands and shall have all the praise.
No sinner can be
Beforehand with thee,
Thy grace is preventing, almighty and free.

4 Our Savior and friend
His love shall extend,
It knew no beginning, and never shall end.
Whom once he receives
is spirit ne'er leaves,
Nor ever repents of the grace that he gives.

5 This proof we would give,
That thee we receive,
Thou art precious alone to the souls that believe.
Be precious to us!
All beside is as dross,
Compar'd with thy love and the blood of thy Cross.

Part the second:

6 Yet, one thing we want
More holiness grant!
For more of thy mind, and thine image we pant;
Thine image impress
On thy favorite race,
O fashion and polish thy vessels of grace.

7 Thy workmanship we
More fully would be,
Lord, stretch out thy hand and conform us to thee;
While outward we move
To Canaan above,
Come fill us with holiness, fill us with love.

8 Vouchsafe us to know
More of thee below
Thus fit us for heaven, and glory bestow
Our harps shall be tun'd,
The Lamb shall be crown'd;
Salvation to Jesus thro' heaven shall resound.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #LXII

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 >

Text Information

First Line: How happy are we, Our election who see
Title: Everlasting Love and Electing Grace
Author: Augustus Toplady
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d309

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d96

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #S.XXXIV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #62

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d250

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A Selection of Hymns #LXII

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New Select Hymns #27

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The Baptist Hymn Book #222

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The Christian Harmonist #97

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The Lord's Songs #CLXX

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #780

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Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music #113b

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