Object of my first desire

Object of my first desire

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 27 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: Object of my first desire
Author: Augustus Toplady

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Object of my first desire, p. 483, ii. This is rendered into Latin by H. M. Macgill, in his Songs of the Christian Creed and Life, 1876, as "Jesu! ter desiderate." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Church Hymns: with tunes (New ed.) #513

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #261

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #414

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #414

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #660

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #660

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d235

Hymns for Schools and Families #d374

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Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #428

New Standard Singer #d176

New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d178

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Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1048

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #393

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #137.393

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The Baptist Hymn Book #393

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #588

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #323

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The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1048

The Methodist Hymn-Book with Tunes #90

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #182

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The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #S16

The Sacred Lute #d253

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d710

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d449

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