Saved by Grace

O I long to see the beauty of my Savior's smiling face

Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Tune: [O I long to see the beauty]
Published in 13 hymnals

Author: Eden Reeder Latta

Rv Eden Reeder Latta USA 1839-1915. Born at Haw Patch, IN, the son of a Methodist minister, (also a boyhood friend of hymn writer Willam A Ogden) he became a school teacher. During the American Civil War he preached for the Manchester Methodist Church and other congregations (possibly as a circuit rider filling empty pulpits). In 1863 he married Mary Elizabeth Wright, and they had five children: Arthur, Robert, Jennie, two others. He taught for the public schools of Manchester, and later Colesburg, IA. He moved to Guttenberg, IA, in the 1890s, and continued writing song lyrics for several major gospel composers, including William Ogden, James McGranahan, James Fillmore, and Edmund Lorenz. He wrote 1600+ songs and hymns, many being wi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O I long to see the beauty of my Savior's smiling face
Title: Saved by Grace
Author: Eden Reeder Latta
Refrain First Line: Lead me to the living fountain
Publication Date: 1941
Copyright: Copyright, 1941, by Stamps-Baxter Music & Ptg. Co. in "Faithful Guide"



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

America's Favorite Radio Songs #d69

Carols of Love #d75

Choice Specials #d92

Encore #d112

Faithful Guide #79

Gospel Hit Parade #d92

Hymnal, Church of the Brethren #d299

Old Camp Meeting Songs #d92

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d203

Songs of Spring #35

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The Brethren Hymnal #671

The Song Service, No.1 #d58

Vision of Victory #151

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