Savior, we seek the watery tomb

Savior, we seek the watery tomb

Author: Maria Grace Saffery
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: Maria Grace Saffery

Saffery, Maria Grace, née Horsey [sic. Andrews], born in 1773, and died March, 1858, was daughter of the Rev. J. Horsey, [sic. She was not the daughter of J. Horsey. J. Horsey was a friend of her husband's] of Portsea, and wife of the Rev. Mr. Saffery, pastor of the Baptist Church at Salisbury. Early in life she published a short poem and a romance, and in 1834, a volume entitled Poems on Sacred Subjects (London, Hamilton, Adams & Co.). Mrs. Saffery was a gifted and accomplished woman. At the suggestion of her husband, and of her son, the Rev. P. J. Saffery, she wrote many hymns for special occasions. She contributed ten to Dr. Leifchild's collection, and others to the Baptist Magazine and other periodicals. Some time before 1818 she wrote… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, we seek the watery tomb
Author: Maria Grace Saffery


Saviour, we seek the watery tomb. [Holy Baptism.] Anon, in the Baptist New Selection, 1828 No. 397. In the S. MSS. it is attributed to "Maria G. Saffery," on the authority of Mr. W. H. J. Page of Calne. In some American collections it begins, "O Lord, we in Thy footsteps tread." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d56
Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d204
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #357Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d361
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d728
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #456Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d328
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #133 S
The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d237
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d907
The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the most approved authors; adapted to the various occasions of public and social meetings (New Ed. Enl. and Imp.) #149Page Scan
Virginia Selection of Psalms #d370
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