Great Source of life! our souls confess

Great Source of life! our souls confess

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 Great source of life, our souls confess
The various riches of thy grace;
Crown'd with thy mercy, we rejoice,
And in thy praise exalt our voice.

2 By thee the vault of heav'n was spread;
By thee the earth's foundations laid;
And all the scenes of man's abode
Proclaim a wise and gracious God.

3 Thy quick'ning hand resorts our breath,
When trembling on the verge of death;
Gently it wipes away our tears,
And lengthens life to future years.

4 Our lives are sacred to the Lord,
Kindled by him, by him restor'd;
And, while our hours renew their race,
May sin no more these hours disgrace!

5 So when, at length, by thee we're led
Through unknown regions of the dead,
With hope triumphant may we move
To scenes of nobler life above.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #23

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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Author: Philip Doddridge

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Great Source of life, our souls confess. P. Doddridge. [Thanksgiving for Personal Benefits.] This hymn is No. 10 in the "D. MSS." but is undated. It is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Of walking before the Lord in the land of the living," Psalm cxvi. 9. The same text was given in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 59, but the title was changed to, "Deliverance celebrated and good resolutions formed"; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, &c, 1839, No. 72. In some modern collections stanza ii. is omitted, as in Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book, edition 1864, No. 507. Usually, however, it is given in full.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #149Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #196Page Scan
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Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d363
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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #231Page Scan
Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d19
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Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d168
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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #58Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #124Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d90
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #651Page Scan
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Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d165
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The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d138
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The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d73
The Christian Hymn Book #d227
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d229
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P116aPage Scan
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