I Want to Feel Thee Near

I am sailing on life's ocean wide

Author: John Taylor
Tune: [I am sailing on life's ocean wide]
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: John Taylor

Taylor, John, born July 30, 1750, was the son of Richard Taylor, of Norwich, and grandson of Dr. John Taylor (1694-1761, the eminent Hebrew scholar, who was for many years minister of the Octagon Chapel, Norwich, and afterwards Divinity tutor at the Warrington Academy. Dr. Taylor published A Collection of Tunes in Various Airs, one of the first collections of its kind, and his grandson was one of the most musical of Unitarian hymn-writers). Young Taylor, after serving his apprenticeship in his native place, was for two years in a banking house in London, at which time he was an occasional poetical contributor to the Morning Chronicle. In 1773 he returned to Norwich, where he spent the rest of his life, first as a manufacturer, and afterward… Go to person page >

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First Line: I am sailing on life's ocean wide
Title: I Want to Feel Thee Near
Author: John Taylor
Refrain First Line: O blessed Savior, when I kneel to pray


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Beautiful Melodies #107

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