Attributed to Alexander Means, authoritative authorship unknown
From The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, by William Walker (1835), arranged by William J. Reynolds (1920-)
Hymn history by hymnologist C. Michael Hawn at UMC Discipleship Ministries.
Hawn points out the literary use of repetition to emphasize and strengthen the lyrics of this hymn.
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