Born: 1725, Tregy­non (near New­town), Mont­gom­er­y­shire, Wales.

Died: March 1799, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: City Road Cha­pel bur­y­ing ground, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Both of Olivers’ par­ents died when he was young, so he did not re­ceive tho­rough re­li­gious train­ing as a child. For­tu­nate­ly, he heard a ser­mon by G. White­field which event­u­al­ly led him to Christ. Af­ter his con­ver­sion, he joined the Meth­od­ist So­ci­e­ty at Brad­ford-on-Avon. It was through that or­gan­i­za­tion that he first met John Wes­ley, and joined his evan­gel­is­tic ef­forts, most­ly in Corn­wall. For some time, Ol­i­vers co-ed­it­ed the Ar­min­i­an Mag­a­zine. He al­so wrote an el­e­gy up­on the death of John Wes­ley.

Sources

Hymns

  1. God of Abraham Praise, The
  2. God Who Reigns on High, The
  3. O Thou God of My Salva­tion
  4. Though Nature’s Strength Decay