Object of my first desire

Object of my first desire

Author: Augustus Toplady
Tune: BATTISHILL
Published in 26 hymnals

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

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First Line: Object of my first desire
Author: Augustus Toplady

Notes

Object of my first desire, p. 483, ii. This is rendered into Latin by H. M. Macgill, in his Songs of the Christian Creed and Life, 1876, as "Jesu! ter desiderate."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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Instances

Instances (26)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Baptist Chorals: a tune and hymn book designed to promote general congregational singing; containing one hundred and sixty four tunes adapted to about four hundred choice hymns #352Image
Church Hymns with Tunes #513
Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #261Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #414Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #414Image
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #660Image
Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #660Image
Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d235
Hymns for Schools and Families #d374
Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #189Image
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #428Image
New Standard Singer #d176
New Standard Singer, Pt. 1-7 #d178
Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #1048Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #137.393Image
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #393Image
The Baptist Hymn Book #393Image
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #588Image
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #323Image
The Liturgy and the Office of Worship and Hymns of the American Province of the Unitas Fratrum, or the Moravian Church #1048Image
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, with Tunes #182Image
The Presbyterian Book of Praise: approved and commended by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; With tunes; Part I. Selections from the Psalter. Part II. The Hymnal, rev, and en. #182Image
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #S16Image
The Sacred Lute #d253
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d449
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d710



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