O God of Wondrous Grace

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Author: Luther D. Reed

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Author: Edwin H. Nevin, 1814-

Nevin, Edwin Henry, D.D., son of Major David Nevin, was born at Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, May 9, 1814. He graduated in Arts at Jefferson College, 1833; and in Theology at Princeton Seminary, in 1836. He held several pastorates as a Presbyterian Minister from 1836 to 1857; then as a Congregational Minister from 1857 to 1868; and then, after a rest of six years through ill health, as a Minister of the Reformed Church, first at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and then in Philadelphia. Dr. Nevin is the author of several hymns, the more important of which are:— 1. Always with me [us], always with [us] me. Jesus always present. 2. Come up hither, come away. Invitation Heavenward. 3. Happy, Saviour, would I be. Trust. This is given in t… Go to person page >

Compositer, Arranger: John J. Overholt

John J. Overholt was born to an Amish family of limited means in the state of Ohio in 1918. As a child he was soon introduced to his father's personal collection of gospel songs and hymns, which was to have a marked influence on his later life. With his twin brother Joe, he early was exposed to the Amish-Mennonite tradition hymn-singing and praising worship. An early career in Christian service led to a two-year period of relief work in the country of Poland following World War II. During that interim he began to gather many European songs and hymns as a personal hobby, not realizing that these selections would become invaluable to The Christian Hymnary which was begun in 1960 and completed twelve years later in 1972, with a compilation… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O God of wondrous grace and glory
Title: O God of Wondrous Grace
Compositer, Arranger: John J. Overholt (1965)
Author: Luther D. Reed
Author: Edwin H. Nevin, 1814-
Language: English
Notes: God is able to make all grace abound toward you. II Cor. 9:8.
Copyright: Text Copyright © 1972 by The Christian Hymnary Publishers


This text is a composite of "O God of wondrous grace and glory" by Luther D. Reed, with "Always with us, always with us" by Edwin H. Nevin.



DIE TUGEND WIRD is derived from the more ornamented version found in Johann Freylinghausen's (PHH 34) Geistreiches Gesangbuch (1704), where it was used as a setting for "Die Tugend wird am Kreus geubet." The tune is a rounded bar form (AABA) with harmony suited to part singing. Congregational singin…

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Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Service Book and Hymnal of the Lutheran Church in America #353

The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #95

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