God of that glorious gift of grace

God of that glorious gift of grace

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Tune: HAWKHURST (Gauntlett)
Published in 12 hymnals

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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Author: John S. B. Monsell


God of that glorious gift of grace. J. S. B. Monsell. [Holy Baptism.] First published in his Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, 1837, p. 44, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Baptismal Hymn." It was repeated in his Parish Musings, 1850, but omitted, strangely enough, from his Parish Hymnal, 1873, although ranking in popularity with the best of his hymns. It is found in many of the best collections, including the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, No. 222; Hymnal Companion, 398; the Wesleyan Hymn Book, No. 896, and others, and usually without alteration, as in Lord Selborne's Book of Praise, 1862 and 1867. Its use has also extended to most English-speaking countries.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal #213Page Scan
Church Hymns with Tunes #222
Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book: suited to the special seasons of the Christian year, and other occasions of public worship, as well as for use in the Sunday-school...With accompanying tunes #180Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #865Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #171Page Scan
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #384Page Scan
Our Sunday School Hymnody #d26
The Book of Praise #d100
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #991Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymnal with Tunes #432Page Scan
The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer with accompanying tunes (3rd ed., rev. and enl.) #454Page Scan
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #384Page Scan