Thomas Olivers was born in Tregonan, Montgomeryshire, in 1725. His youth was one of profligacy, but under the ministry of Whitefield, he was led to a change of life. He was for a time apprenticed to a shoemaker, and followed his trade in several places. In 1763, John Wesley engaged him as an assistant; and for twenty-five years he performed the duties of an itinerant ministry. During the latter portion of his life he was dependent on a pension granted him by the Wesleyan Conference. He died in 1799.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: The God of Abraham praiseFirst Line: The God of Abraham praiseTune Title: LEONIAuthor: Thomas Olivers, 1725-1799Meter: 6684 DDate: 2004Subject: The Temple | PraiseSource: Jewish Yigdal; Adapt.: Jubilate Hymns