1725–1799
portrait
© National Portrait Gallery

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

March 1799, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Ci­ty Road Cha­pel, 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 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.

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