High let us swell our tuneful notes

High let us swell our tuneful notes

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 54 hymnals

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1 High let us swell our tuneful notes
And join th'angelic throng;
For angels no such love have known
T'awake a cheerful song;
For angels no such love have known
T'awake a cheerful song.

2 Good will to guilty men is shown,
And peace on earth is given;
For lo! the incarnate Saviour comes,
A messenger from heaven,
For lo! the incarnate Saviour comes,
A messenger from heaven.

3 Justice and grace, with sweet accord,
His rising beams adorn:
Let heaven and earth in concert join,
Now such a Child is born,
Let heaven and earth in concert join,
Now such a Child is born.

4 Glory to God, in highest strains,
In highest worlds be paid!
His glory by our lips proclaimed,
And by our lives displayed.
His glory by our lips proclaimed,
And by our lives displayed.

5 When shall we reach those blissful realms,
Where Christ exalted reigns,
And learn of yon celestial choir
Their own immortal strains?
And learn of yon celestial choir
Their own immortal strains?

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #227

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: High let us swell our tuneful notes
Author: Philip Doddridge

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High let us swell our tuneful notes. P. Doddridge. [Christmas.] This hymn is undated in the D. MSS. It was first published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 101, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 224. It was included in the Supplement to Tate & Brady's New Version (q.v.), under the same circumstances as Doddridge's “My God, and is Thy table spread," and a few other hymns. It is in extensive use, the text adopted in most cases being that in the Supplement to Tate & Brady.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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