Thou art the God of my salvation.@Psalm 25:5
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Thomas Olivers (1725-1799)

Thomas Olivers.

Daniel Sedgwick, who reprinted Thomas Olivers’s [sic] poems, said: This hymn is attributed to him on the circumstantial evidence that surrounds its history. It first appeared append­ed to a short account of the death of Mary Langson, of Taxall, in Che­shire, who died January 29, 1769, when Olivers was stationed on that circuit. The internal evidence so substantiates the claim that the authorship is not questioned.

Nutter, p. 18

Towner Daniel B. Towner, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

O Thou God of my salvation,
My Redeemer from all sin;
Moved by Thy divine compassion,
Who hast died my heart to win;
I will praise Thee, I will praise Thee,
Where shall I Thy praise begin?
I will praise Thee, I will praise Thee,
Where shall I Thy praise begin?

Though unseen, I love the Savior,
He hath brought salvation near;
Manifests His pardoning favor,
And when Jesus doth appear,
Soul and body, soul and body,
Shall His glorious image bear;
Soul and body, soul and body,
Shall His glorious image bear.

Now I see with joy and wonder
Whence the healing streams arose,
Angel-minds are lost to ponder
Dying love’s mysterious cause;
Yet the blessing, yet the blessing
Down on all, to me it flows.
Yet the blessing, yet the blessing
Down on all, to me it flows.

While the angel choirs are crying,
Glory to the great I AM,
I with them will still be vying—
Glory, glory, to the Lamb!
Oh, how precious, oh, how precious
Is the sound of Jesus’ name!
Oh, how precious, oh, how precious
Is the sound of Jesus’ name!

Angels now are hovering round us,
Unperceived among the throng;
Wondering at the love that crowned us,
Glad to sing the holy song;
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Love and praise to Christ belong!
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
Love and praise to Christ belong!