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'Twas Grace Divine That Lifted Me

My heart o'erflows with a happy song

Author (Refrain): J. E. Thomas; Author: James Rowe
Published in 5 hymnals

Author (Refrain): J. E. Thomas

J. Edmond Thomas Born: De­cem­ber 6, 1860, Cal­houn Coun­ty, Ar­kan­sas. Died: Ap­ril 30, 1946, Fort Worth, Tex­as. Buried: Green­wood Ce­me­te­ry, Fort Worth, Texas. Note: Some sourc­es give his first name as John; his tomb­stone says James. Thomas was the hus­band of Court­ney Lee Wig­ley and Pearl Hat­chett (mar­ried 1923) In 1874, his fa­mi­ly moved from their farm in Tex­as to Ar­kan­sas. His fa­ther died lat­er that year. As the old­est son, he had his hands full sup­port­ing the fa­mi­ly, but he ma­naged to be­gin at­tend­ing a vo­cal school at age 17, un­der Pro­fes­sor T. A. Bridg­es. He lat­er stu­died un­der Ho­ra­tio Pal­mer and George A. Good­rich. He be­gan a full time mu­… Go to person page >

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My heart o'erflows with a happy song
Title: 'Twas Grace Divine That Lifted Me
Author: James Rowe
Author (Refrain): J. E. Thomas
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Twas grace divine that lifted me
Copyright: Public Domain

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