A Throne of Grace

While journeying through this humble vale

Author: Oliver Holden
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 While journeying through this humble vale,
Expos'd to ev'ry adverse gale;
If to the throne I could repair,
I should be happy, happy there.

2 When doubts and fears my mind perplex,
Or worldly things go wrong, and vex,
If to the throne my soul draws near,
Propitious hope removes each fear.

3 Lord, this it is which soothes my grief,
And to my soul yields such relief:
I cry, enraptur'd, bid me come,
And near thee find my lasting home.

4 How prone to seek my good below!
How much like a deceitful bow
Is my false heart; though pledg'd to thee,
When first I gave that heart away.

5 O never, never can I find
Such joy and transport to the mind,
As when my ardent soul descry'd
The glories of the Man who dy'd.

6 The robe my legal soul had wrought
With pray'rs and tears, appear'd as nought:
One view, O Saviour, of thy love,
Forever fix'd my hopes above.

7 There let them firm forever rest,
With still increasing radiance blest;
Till death dissolves this mortal band,
And I arrive in Canaan's land.

Source: Society hymns, original and selected on evangelical and experimental subjects #XI

Author: Oliver Holden

Holden, Oliver, one of the pioneers of American psalmody, was born in 1765, and was brought up as a carpenter. Subsequently he became a teacher and music-seller. He died at Charlestown, Massachusetts, 1844. His published works are American Harmony, 1793; the Worcester Collection, 1797; and other Tune books. One of his most popular tunes is "Coronation." It is thought that he edited a small hymn-book, published at Boston before 1808, in which are 21 of his hymns with the signature "H." A single copy only of this book is known, and that is without title-page. Of his hymns the following are in common use:— 1. All those who seek a throne of grace. [God present where prayer is offered.] Was given in Peabody's Springfield Collection, 1835… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While journeying through this humble vale
Title: A Throne of Grace
Author: Oliver Holden
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d251

The Young Convert's Companion #d128

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