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Jesus, thy soul for ever blest

Jesus, thy soul for ever blest

Author: Isaac Williams
Tune: DOMINE, CLAMAVI
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, Thy soul, for ever blest,
Hath gone among the dead,
And to his peaceful place of rest
The dying thief hath led.

2 And all for us; that when, ere long,
We shall resign our breath,
We may not fear to go among
The unseen shades of death.

3 In death's dark vale I soon must be,
But I will nothing fear;
Thy rod and staff will comfort me;
Thou hast Thyself been there.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #187

Author: Isaac Williams

Isaac Williams was born in London, in 1802. His father was a barrister. The son studied at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained the prize for Latin verse. He graduated B.A. 1826, M.A. 1831, and B.D. 1839. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, and Priest in 1831. His clerical appointments were Windrush (1829), S. Mary the Virgin's, Oxford (1832), and Bisley (1842-1845). He was Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford, from 1832 to 1842. During the last twenty years of his life his health was so poor as to permit but occasional ministerial services. He died in 1865. He was the author of some prose writings, amongst which are Nos. 80, 86 and 87 of the "Oxford Tracts." His commentaries are favourably known. He also published quite a large num… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, thy soul for ever blest
Author: Isaac Williams

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A Church Hymn Book #59

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Church Book #187

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Church Book #187

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The Book of Worship #168

The Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Congregations #d243

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