Arise, my tenderest thoughts, ariseAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1 Arise, my tenderest thoughts arise,
To torrents melt my streaming eyes!
And thou my heart with anguish feel,
Those evils which thou canst not heal.
2 See human nature sunk in shame!
See scandal poured on Jesu's name!
The Father wounded through the Son!
The world abused, the soul undone!
3 See the short course of vain delight
Closing in long and dreadful night!
In flames that no abatement know,
The briny tears for ages flow.
4 My God I feel the mournful scene;
My bowels yearn o'er dying men;
And fain my pity would reclaim,
And snatch the fire-brands from the flame.
5 But feeble my compassion proves,
And can but weep where most it loves;
Thine own all saving arm employ,
And turn these drops of grief to joy.
The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791
Arise, my tenderest thoughts, arise. P. Doddridge. [Sorrow because of Sin.] Written, June 10, 1739, on the text, Ps. cxix. 158 ["Doddrige Manuscript"] and first published in J. Orton's edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, unaltered, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, "Beholding Transgressors with Grief." Also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of Doddridge, 1839. It came into common use at an early date, both in the Church of England and amongst the Nonconformists, and is still retained in numerous collections in Great Britain and America. It is a powerful and strongly worded hymn of the older type, and is suited for use on behalf of missions.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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