Praise we Him, by whose kind favor

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1 Praise we Him by whose kind favor
Heavenly truth has reach'd our ears;
May its sweet, reviving savor
Fill our hearts, dispel our fears.
Truth--how sacred is the treasure!
Teach us, Lord, its worth to know;
Vain the hope, and short the pleasure
Which from other sources flow.

2 Lord, the truth we have been hearing
Now to every heart apply;
In the day of thine appearing,
May we share thy people's joy.
Till thou take us hence for ever,
Saviour, guide us with thine eye;
May it be our sole endeavor
Thine to live, and thine to die.

Source: The New Sabbath School Hosanna: enlarged and improved: a choice collection of popular hymns and tunes, original and selected: for the Sunday school and the family circle... #79

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise we Him, by whose kind favor
Author: Thomas Kelly
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list above for the different attributions. From William J. Reynolds, Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976): "Nettleton first appeared as a two-part…

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Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d266

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a443

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa443

Oriola #d183

Oriola #d182

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Public, Parlour, and Cottage Hymns. A New Selection #II.90

Sunday School Hymn Book #d343

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #443

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The Camp-Meeting Chorister #304

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #79

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d136

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The Shining Star #49b

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