My soul is now united

My soul is now united. ?Hugh Bourne* (1771-1852) and ?William Sanders (1799- 1882?). First published in the General Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for Camp Meetings, Revivals, &c. This first appeared in 1809, but no copy has been found in a British library. In a later edition of 1824 it appears as two successive hymns of three verses each, suggesting that it was originally a single hymn of six verses. Each hymn was signed ‘W.S. & H.B.’, for William Sanders and Hugh Bourne. The Primitive Methodist Hymnal (1887, 1889) printed a four-verse text, describing the author as ‘Unknown’. It omitted verses 1 and 2 of the second hymn (verses 4 and 5 of the six-verse...

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