Thou art the God of my salvation.@Psalm 25:5
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Thomas Olivers (1725–1799)
© National Portrait Gallery

Tho­mas Ol­iv­ers.

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

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)

Daniel Sed­gwick, who re­print­ed Tho­mas Ol­iv­ers’ 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

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!