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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
Copyright: Public Domain


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)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d56

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d204

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Songs of Pilgrimage #357

Supplement to Watts #d361

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d728

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #456

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d328

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d237

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d907

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #149

Virginia Selection of Psalms #d370

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