Exulting in the Favor of God

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1 To thee O blessed Savior,
My heart exulting springs,
Rejoicing in thy favor
Almighty King of kings;
I’ll celebrate thy glory
With all the saints above,
And tell the joyful story
Of thy redeeming love.

Fill all our hearts with gladness,
And every mouth with praise,
That we may swell the chorus
And loud the anthem raise,
To celebrate thy glory
With all the saints above,
And tell the joyful story
Of thy redeeming love.

2 Soon as the moon with roses
Bedecks the dewy east;
And when the sun reposes
Upon the ocean’s breast,
My voice in supplication
O Savior, thou shalt hear,
Grant me thy full salvation,
And to my heart draw near. [Refrain]

3 By thee, through life supported,
I pass the dangerous road,
With heavenly hosts escorted
Up to their bright abode;
There cast my crown before thee,
My toils and conflicts o’er,
And with the hosts angelic
Thy wondrous love adore. [Refrain]

Source: Wondrous Love: A Collection of Songs and Services for Sunday Schools #88

Author: Thomas Haweis

Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, but was removed by the bishop from that position because of his Methodist leanings. He also was an assistant to Martin Madan at Locke Hospital, London. In 1764 he became rector of All Saints Church in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and later served as administrator at Trevecca College, Wales, a school founded by the Countess of Huntingdon, whom Haweis served as chaplain. After completing advanced studies at Cambridge, he published a Bible commentary and a volume… Go to person page >

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First Line: To Thee, my God, my Savior, My heart exulting sings
Title: Exulting in the Favor of God
Author: Thomas Haweis
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…

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Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…

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