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Lord, it is not life to live, If thy presence thou deny

Lord, it is not life to live, If thy presence thou deny

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 26 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: Lord, it is not life to live, If thy presence thou deny
Author: Augustus Toplady



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #315Page Scan
A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #124Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d324
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #174Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #988Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #110Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d373
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #539Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #23Page Scan
Hymnal Amore Dei #380Page Scan
Hymnal, Amore Dei #380Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #71Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #71Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #259Page Scan
New Union Hymns #107Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d369
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H290Page Scan
Schools Lyrics #d124
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #18Page Scan
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #942Page Scan
The Ideal Song and Hymn Book #d184
The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music: containing melodies, chorals, anthems and chants, harmonized in four parts; together with the celebrated Christus and Miserere by ZIngarelli #160Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d278
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d136
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #67Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d207
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