'Tis pleasant to sing the sweet praise

'Tis pleasant to sing the sweet praise

Author: Augustus Toplady
Published in 17 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: 'Tis pleasant to sing the sweet praise
Author: Augustus Toplady

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Calvary Echoes #d52

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Hymns for Christian Melody #998

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d521

Select Hymns #d463

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Select Hymns: adapted to the devotional exercises of the Baptist denomination (2nd ed.) #335

Select Melodies, comprising the Best of Those Hymns and Spiritual Songs in Common Use #d249

Social Melodies #d132

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Songs of Zion, Being a New Selection of Hymns, Designed for Revival and Social Meetings #129

The Beacon Light #d92

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