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Preserved by thine almighty power

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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First Line: Preserved by thine almighty power
Author: Horatius Bonar
Refrain First Line: Happy day, happy day, here in thy courts
Copyright: Public Domain


[O happy day that fixed my choice] (Rimbault)

This tune is likely the work of the composers named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list above. William J. Reynolds, in his Companion to Baptist Hymnal (1976) writes as follows: “Happy Day appeared in William McDonald’s Wesleyan Sacred Harp (Boston, 1854),…

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Instances (1 - 72 of 72)
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A Collection of Sabbath School Hymns #25

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #804

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a366

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa366

Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns; or The Child's Sunday School Music Book #d77

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Anniversary and Sabbath School Hymns #69

Anniversary Hymns #d66

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Bible School Hymns and Sacred Songs for Sunday Schools and Other Religious Services #4a

Children's Praise #d116

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Crystal Gems for the Sabbath School #130

Fruits and Flowers #d115

Glad Tidings #d70

Happy Voices #d160

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #289

Hymns for Sabbath School Use #d25

Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d127

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a615

Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d213

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d44

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d358

Linden Harp #d121

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Linden Harp #81

Maynard's Selected Sabbath School Hymns. 4th ed. #d156

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #289

Oriola #d185

Oriola #d184

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Palmer's Sabbath School Songs #50c

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Plymouth Sabbath School Collection #86

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d669

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Revival Songs #225

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d212

Sabbath School Trumpet #d73

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Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #145

Select Hymns for the use of the Mission School of the Madison Square Presbyterian Church #d88

Select Songs for the Singing Service in the Prayer Meeting and Sunday School #d221

Select Songs for the Sunday School #d225

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Songs for the Sabbath School and Vestry #24

Songs of Praise for Sabbath Schools and Families. New ed. #d53

Sunday School Hymn Book #d347

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #366

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d141

The Army Hymn Book #d67

The Army Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d84

The Canadian Warbler #d118

The Christian Lyre #d332

The Church Hymn Book #d789

The Confederate Sunday School Hymn Book #d100

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The Eclectic Sabbath School Hymn Book #28

The Gem #d117

The Hymns of "Happy Voices" (without music) #d163

The Imperial Harmony #d220

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The Jubilee Harp #615

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The New Sabbath School Hosanna #77

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The Plymouth Sabbath School Collection of Hymns and Tunes #60b

The Revival Music Book #d54

The Sabbath Chimes #d215

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The Sabbath School Bell #41

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d138

The Sabbath School Hymn Book #d221

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The Sabbath School Minstrel #102

The Sabbath School Timbrel ... On the Same Notation as "The Timbrel of Zion" #d61

The Soldier's Hymn Book #d49

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The Sunday-School Music Book #2

The Temple Harp #d265

The Union Harp and Revival Chorister. Rev ed. #d298

The Voice of Praise #d212

The Westminster Collection of Sabbath School Hymns and Tunes #d89

Union Hymnal and music #d17

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Young Singer's Friend #119

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