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November 4, 1740, Farnham, Surrey, England.

August 11, 1778, Kensington, Middlesex, England, of tuberculosis.

Whitefield’s Tabernacle, Tottenham Court Road, London, England.



Toplady attended Westminster School, London, and Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1762, and served as Curate at Blagdon and Farleigh. In 1766, he became Vicar of Broadhembury, Devonshire. He left the Anglican church in 1775, moved to London, and began preaching at the French Calvinist church in Leicester Fields. His works include:

  1. Amplest Grace in Thee I Find
  2. Can My Heaven-Born Soul Submit?
  3. Come from on High, My King and God
    • O Might This Worthless Heart of Mine
  4. Compared with Christ, in All Besides
  5. Deathless Principle Arise
  6. Debtor to Mercy Alone, A
  7. Earnest of Future Bliss
  8. Eternal Hallelujahs Be to the Father Given
  9. Fountain of Never Ceasing Grace
  10. From Thy Supreme Tribunal, Lord
    • Spotless Savior Lived for Me, The
  11. From Whence This Fear and Unbelief
  12. Grace, ’Tis a Charming Sound
  13. Great God, Whom Heaven, and Earth and Sea
  14. How Vast the Benefits Divine
    • Not for the Works Which We Have Done
  15. I Saw, and Lo! A Countless Throng
  16. If, on a Quiet Sea
  17. Immovable Our Hope Remains
  18. Jesus, God of Love, Attend
  19. Jesus, Immutably the Same
  20. Jesus, Thy Power I Fain Would Feel
  21. Lord, I Feel a Carnal Mind
  22. My Yielding Heart Dissolves as Wax
    • O Jesus, Manifest Thy Grace
  23. Not to Myself I Owe
    • Father’s Grace and Love, The
    • Not to Ourselves We Owe
  24. O Precious Blood, O Glorious Death
  25. O That My Heart Was Right with Thee
  26. O Thou That Hear’st the Prayer of Faith
  27. O Thou Who Didst Thy Glory Leave
  28. O When Wilt Thou My Savior Be
    • Jesus, the Sinner’s Rest Thou Art
  29. Object of My First Desire
  30. Pilot of the Soul, Awake
  31. Prayer Can Mercy’s Door Unlock
  32. Redeemer, Whither Should I Flee?
  33. Refining Fuller, Make Me Clean
  34. Remember, Lord, That Jesus Bled
  35. Rock of Ages
  36. Surely Christ Thy Griefs Hath Borne
    • Weary Sinner, Keep Thine Eyes
    • Weeping Soul, No Longer Mourn
  37. Thee, Father, We Bless
  38. What Though I Cannot Break My Chain
  39. What Tho’ My Frail Eyelids Refuse
  40. When Languor and Disease Invade
  41. Whom Have I in Heaven but Thee?
    • If My Lord Himself Reveal
  42. Your Harps, Ye Trembling Saints
  1. Holy Ghost, Dispel Our Sadness