Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar
Short Name: Grant Colfax Tullar
Full Name: Tullar, Grant Colfax, 1869-1950
Birth Year: 1869
Death Year: 1950

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry.

As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Waterbury in 1888.

He then attended the Hackettstown Academy in New Jersey. He became an ordained Methodist minister and pastored for a short time in Dover, Delaware. For 10 years he was the song leader for evangelist Major George A. Hilton. Even so, in 1893 he also helped found the well-known Tullar-Meredith Publishing Company in New York, which produced church and Sunday school music. Tullar composed many popular hymns and hymnals.

His works include: Sunday School Hymns No. 1 (Chicago, Illinois: Tullar Meredith Co., 1903) and The Bible School Hymnal (New York: Tullar Meredith Co., 1907). One of Grant Tullar's most quoted poems is "The Weaver":

My Life is but a weaving
Between my Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors
He worketh steadily.

Oft times He weaveth sorrow
And I, in foolish pride,
Forget He sees the upper,
And I the under side.

Not til the loom is silent
And the shuttles cease to fly,
Shall God unroll the canvas
And explain the reason why.

The dark threads are as needful
In the Weaver's skillful hand,
As the threads of gold and silver
In the pattern He has planned.

He knows, He loves, He cares,
Nothing this truth can dim.
He gives His very best to those
Who chose to walk with Him.

Grant Tullar

--, from Bolton Community News, August 2006.

Texts by Grant Colfax Tullar (204)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A glorious invitation now calls you to the feastGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English14
A happy band of reapers weG. C. T. (Author)English5
A refuge in Jesus I've foundGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Afar from the old paths which once I trodGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
After days of toil are endedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
All along your pathway there are souls in needGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
All my life in service I would giveG. C. T. (Author)English8
All unworthy though I beGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Am Kreuz voll Schmach und WundenT. G. Colfax (Author)German3
Approved of God, a workmanGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
As falleth the rain in the SpringtimeG. C. T. (Author)English2
As the shepherds watched at midnightGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Awake, awake O sleeperGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English4
Beautiful lily, blossoms so fairGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Beautiful song of ChristmasGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Beauty for ashes God hath decreedG. C. T. (Author)5
Believe on the Lord thy SaviorGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Beneath the cross of Jesus My soul once bowed with sinGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English4
Bless the little childrenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English4
Brightly I shine for JesusGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Christ is King, let every heart proclaimGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Christ is our captain, sin our foeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
Come closer, Lord, to me todayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Come we now with joyfulnessG. C. T. (Author)English4
Dark is the way which I am called to treadGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Do not count the battle lost, my brotherGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Don't you hear the Savior's voice so sweetly callingGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English7
Earth has naught that is enduringGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Father in heaven, Thee we adoreGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
For God so loved, 'tis writtenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
For our blessed Lord's appearingGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Forth to the fields awayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
From Bozrah in garments dyed crimsonGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Gathering sheaves for the Master, This is his great harvest dayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Give Him His rightful placeG. C. T. (Author)English2
God made the earth, the sea, and skyGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Hallelujah, Christ is risen (Tullar)Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
He came as a stranger and lowly His lotGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
He came to earth a strangerGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
He clothed the fair lily, refreshed it with dewGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
He may come at morning - just at break of dayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Heavy in heart and sad, shadowed with gloomG. C. T. (Author)English3
Hold Thou my hand in Thine, dear LordGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
How many hours of anguish spentGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
How sweet the thought that we (Tullar)Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I am happy, O so happy as I journey on my way (Tullar)Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
I dream a thousand blessed dreamsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I have found a Friend O such a friend, on Him my hopes of heaven dependG. C. T. (Author)English4
I need Thee, O my Savior, Through every passing dayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
I shall see my Lord in the morningGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I wand wander back in memory to childhood’s happy daysG. C. T. (Author)English2
I wandered in the darkness, Burdened and oppressedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
I want to know more about Jesus, The Lamb who for sinners was slainGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English6
I will lift my heart in praiseGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I wonder if there's someone who can help meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Ich fand eine Zuflucht in JesuGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)German3
Ich weiß ein Land, einst darfGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)German2
If my pathway must lead me in shadowsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author (Chorus))English2
If ye then with Christ be risen, Seek those things aboveGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English9
Ihm sage ich, ihm klage ichT. G. Colfax (Author)German3
I'll have a home in heavenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I'm a child of God—I read it in His wordGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
In his childish innocenceG. C. T. (Author)English2
"In His steps" I follow as I goG. C. T. (Author)English4
In my heart I have a treasureGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
In my heart there rings a song of gladnessG. C. T. (Author)4
In service for the King of kingsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
In service for the Master, O, what joy I knowGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
In the garden they laid HimG. C. T. (Author)English4
It matters not how rough the wayG. C. T. (Author)English3
It matters not where we may roamGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
It was Jacob of old who had promisedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
I've heard the King! The King of heaven!Grant C. Tullar (Author)English7
Jesus died on the cross that sin's debtGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Jesus is a Friend indeed, You can trust HimGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Jesus is coming to earth once againGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Jesus spake but a word to the manGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Jesus, the Savior, dying on CalvaryGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English8
Joy and sorrow I may shareGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Just a look within the portalsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Lift up thine eyes O soul oppressedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Like unto Jesus I would beGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Lord, in thy mercy, lend ear to my pleaGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)4
Lord, this day Thy children meetG. C. T. (Author (Chorus))English1
Loving Savior, thou art callingG. C. T. (Author (Chorus))English1
Low in the grave they had buried Christ the SaviorGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English4
Many a day would brighter beG. C. T. (Author)English2
Morn of lifeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Morning light was dawning over the distant hillsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Music now is sounding everywhereGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
My soul was left alone with GodGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
My soul was sick, by sin opprest [oppressed]Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Naught have I to make my pleaG. C. T. (Author)English5
Nearer, draw nearer, O Savior divineGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)5
Never mind the cloudsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Never was there such a SaviorGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Nichts, o, gar nichts bringe ichG. C. T. (Author)German2
Not from the conflict, LordGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
O, fainting soul, by sin oppressedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English4
O God, my heart is fixed and I will sing thy praisesGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
O help me Lord to walk with theeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
O matchless love hath the Father shownGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
O the world finds a charmGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
O to be more like Jesus, Jesus who died for meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English11
Over a trackless sea I'm sailingG. C. T. (Author)English16
Oft lonely and weary I journeyG. C. T. (Author)English2
O brother adrift on the ocean of life, Rough tossed on it's high rolling waveG. C. T. (Author (Chorus))English2
O I have a mansion in yonder bright landGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
O that the Master would send usGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
On the pathway as you journeyG. C. T. (Author)6
Our country's flag so proudly wavesGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
Out of my sin and its bondageGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English6
Outside the door of your heart there awaitsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Over Bethl'em's hillside beamed a glorious starGrant C. Tullar (Author)English2
Peace like a river is flooding my soul (Tullar)Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)English19
Pretty golden buttercupsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Put on thine armor the foe is nearG. C. T. (Author)English6
Ring, joybells, ring, Ring, joybells, ringGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Ring, merry bells, this day is born a KingGrant C. Tullar (Author)English3
Set apart from allGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Shadows may gather around meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)5
Since I've found the blessed SaviorGrant C. Tullar (Author)1
Some day in Jesus' nameGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Sorrows may come to meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Suffer now the little childrenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Teach me, Father, by Thy SpiritGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
Tell it out in joyful song, God is love, God is loveGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Thank God, thank God for the deep blue seaGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
The cost is but a trifle, for a smile when all is wellGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
The day may oft be cloudedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
The day was dark and all seemed lost when to the tombGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
The good old days which once we knewGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
The happy days of youth are swiftly passingG. C. T. (Author)English2
The King of kings has chosen meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want; In Him I now abideG. C. T. (Author (Chorus))English3
The Lord Jehovah now is risenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
The love of Christ within me burnsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
The people that in darkness walked Have seen a wondrous light (Tullar)Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
The praises we sing of Jesus our KingGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)4
The stars shine over the earthGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
The sweetest name on mortal tongue is Jesus, blessed JesusGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
There are many flags in many landsG. C. T. (Arranger)English1
There are three hundred daysGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
There is a land mine eyes shall seeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English19
There is a name so very dear to meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)4
There is comfort in my soulGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
There is no doubt but that his way Is always bestGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
There is now a fountain openedG. C. T. (Author)English3
There is one who will my sorrow shareGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
There sounds a callG. C. T. (Author)2
There's a constant source of helpGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
There's a Friend who will never forsake meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
There's a happy day to comeG. C. T. (Author)English2
There's a voice comes ringing over the world todayG. C. T. (Author)English17
There's a wondrous land so bright and fairGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Think about God in life's morningGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
This day I need Thee, through each fleeting momentGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Though I'm but a pilgrim, my fortune is greatG. C. T. (Author)English4
Thou great Redeemer of mankindGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Thou "Word Incarnate," "Truth so divine"Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)English8
Though clouds may hide life's fairest skyGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Though mine eyes have never seen himGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Though red like scarlet, thy sins yet may beGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Through a wilderness we journeyGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Through God's wondrous graceGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Through ife’s morning in wisdom direst our footstepsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Through the cross on a hill Jesus sufferedGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Thy peace O Lord, to every heartGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
'Tis hard for us all to be smilingG. C. T. (Author)English2
To Him I cling, to Him I bringT. G. Colfax (Author)English2
To his service Jesus callsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
To Jesus my Savior, though lost and undoneGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
To Jesus' name all glory beGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Today in my heart there is gladnessGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
'Twas Jesus who, for all mankindGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Up from the grave in triumph He aroseGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Wake the song! Wake the song! Fill the world with singingGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
Was it for me through God's great loveGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
Watch! wait! till the Master callethGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
We are a band of workers, We do things every dayGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
We come before TheeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
We must part, but we shall meet some glad tomorrowGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
We will follow Jesus, Though we may be smallGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5
We would see Jesus; for the shadows lengthenG. G. T. (Author (chorus))English2
We're a happy little band, Spreading gladness over the landGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
What a shout in the skies there will beGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
What shall we sing for Sabbath songs?G. C. T. (Author (Chorus))English1
When I am lonely and needing a friendGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
When I count my blessingsGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
When the blessed Master walked upon the earthGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
When the heart is heavy and the days are longGrant C. Tullar (Author)English3
When the shadows darkly fallGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
When the world was lost in sin and sorrowGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)8
Where dwell the sad and wearyG. C. T. (Author)English3
Whither shall I from thy presence ever fleeGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Will you tell the story of Jesus?Grant Colfax Tullar (Author)English2
With Thee I would journeyG. C. T. (Author)2
Within his word he tells meGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)2
Wonderful is the Savior, hear the angels singGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English8
Wunderbar ist der Heiland, tönt's vom Himmel klarGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)German3
Ye, who in the world have wanderedG. C. T. (Author)English3
Yielding my all to the service of JesusGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English3
You ask me what I think of JesusGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)3
You may help a load to lightenGrant Colfax Tullar (Author)English5

Data Sources

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us