And shall we still be slaves

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1 And shall we still be slaves,
And in our fetters lie,
When summoned by a voice divine
T'assert our liberty?

2 Did Christ the Saviour bleed,
Our freedom to obtain?
And shall we trample on His blood,
And glory in our chain?

3 Shall we go on to sin,
Because His grace abounds;
Or crucify the Lord again,
And open all His wounds?

4 Forbid it, mighty God!
Nor let it e'er be said
That those, for whom Thy Son has died,
In vice are lost and dead.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #381

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: And shall we still be slaves
Author: Philip Doddridge

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And shall we still be slaves? This, in the Lutheran Book of Worship, Phila., 1899, is a cento, stanzas i., ii. from P. Dodderidge, and stanzas iii., iv. from I. Watts's "Shall we go on to sin?," sts. i. and ii. (p. 1054, i.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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