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