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When converts first begin to sing

When converts first begin to sing

Author: J. Dowling
Published in 68 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

When converts first begin to sing,
Wonder, wonder, wonder,
Their happy souls are on the wing,
Glory, hallelujah.
Their theme is all redeeming love—
Glory, hallelujah!
Fain would they be with Christ above,
Sing glory, hallelujah!

They wonder why old saints don't sing,
Wonder, wonder, wonder;
And make God's earthly temples ring,
Glory, hallelujah!
They view themselves upon the shore—
Glory, hallelujah!
And think the battle all is o'er,
Sing, glory, hallelujah!

The Bible now appears so plain,
Wonder, wonder wonder,
They wonder they should read in vain,
Glory, hallelujah!
The air is all perfumed with love,
Glory hallelujah!
And earth appears like heaven above.
Sing, glory, hallelujah!

Source: The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #308

Author: J. Dowling

Dowling, John. (Pavensey, Sussex, England, May 12, 1807--July 4, 1878, Middletown, New York). Baptist. Father of Rev. George Thomas Dowling. Educated in England; received D.D. from Transylvania University in 1846. Pastorates in Catskill, New York, 1832-1834; Newport, Rhode Island, 1834-1836; New York, New York, 1844-1852, 1856-1868; Philadelphia, 1852-1856; Newark, New Jersey. Author of various works, including Exposition of the Prophecies (1840), Defence of the Protestant Scriptures (1843), History of Romanism (1845). Edited and translated other works. In 1849, published A New Collection of Hymns, Designed Especially for Use in Conference and Prayer Meetings, and Fmaily Worship (New York: Edward H. Fletcher). The seven hymns in this collec… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When converts first begin to sing
Author: J. Dowling
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The "Connexion" and Jeremiah Ingalls Society Bicentennial Edition, 1805-2005 of The Christian Harmony, Or, Songster's Companion #7

Include 67 pre-1979 instances
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