A hymn for the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
“I have rendered it from the Hebrew, giving it, as far as I could, a Christian character, and I have called on Leoni [the cantor Lyon] who has given me a synagogue melody to suit it.”
Olivers was a cobbler who lived such an ungodly life that he was forced to leave his hometown, Montgomeryshire. He was brought to faith after hearing a sermon from George Whitefield and eventually became a Methodist preacher.
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