Prepare me gracious God

Prepare me gracious God

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 51 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Prepare me, gracious God,
To stand before thy face;
Thy spirit must the work perform,
For it is all of grace.

2 In Christ's obedience clothe,
And wash me in his blood:
So shall I lift my head with joy,
Among the sons of God.

3 Do thou my sins subdue,
Thy sovereign love make known;
The spirit of my mind renew,
And save me in thy son.

4 Let me attest thy power
Let me thy goodness prove,
'Till my full soul can hold no more
Of everlasting love.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Prepare me gracious God
Author: Augustus Toplady
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #838

A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d619

A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d132

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d155

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d665

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship in the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #d685

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Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DLXI

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d463

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #256

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #CDXXXVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #362

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d229

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #382

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d410

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book . 27th ed. #d386

A Prayer Meeting and Revival Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d245

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d313

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d212

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d308

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d392

The Church Hymn Book #d788

The Ebenezer Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, with an appendix Consisting of Miscellaneous Pieces. 6th ed. #d445

The Good Old Songs #d455

The Old School Hymnal No. 7. Rev. #d227

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d191

The Voice of Praise #d211

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #336

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #534

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #225

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1279

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d668

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