House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring

House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: CALDWELL
Published in 43 hymnals

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House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring,
While all our lips and hearts His mercies sing;
The fruitful year His bounties shall proclaim,
And all its days be vocal with His name.
The Lord is good, His mercy never-ending,
His blessings in perpetual showers descending.

The earth, enlightened by His rays divine,
Brought forth the grass, the corn, and oil, and wine;
Crowned with His goodness, let the people meet,
And lay their thankful offerings at his feet;
With grateful love that hand divine confessing,
Which on each heart bestoweth every blessing.

His mercy never ends; the dawn, the shade,
Still see new beauties through new scenes displayed;
Succeeding ages bless this sure abode,
And children lean upon their fathers’ God:
The soul of man, through its immense duration,
Drinks from this source immortal consolation.

Burst into praise, my soul! all nature, join!
Angels and men, in harmony combine!
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run,
His goodness, in perpetual showers descending,
Exalt in songs and raptures never-ending!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #397

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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House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring. P. Doddridge. [New Year.] First published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 67, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 81. In Brown-Borthwick's Select Hymns for the Church & Home, 1871, and in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, is a cento beginning "House of our God, with hymns of gladness ring," which is mainly from this hymn. It is by J. Ellerton. The lines chosen are greatly varied from Doddridge, and stanza v. lines 2-4 are by Mr. Ellerton.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #397Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #397Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d70
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d145
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #443Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #505Page Scan
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d115
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #328Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #340Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #340Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #328Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms & Hymns. 2nd Baltimore ed. #d9
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H19Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #505Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #505Page Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d81
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #727Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #194Page Scan
Christian Psalmody, in Four Parts; containing Dr. Watt's Psalms Abridged; Dr. Watt's Hymns Abridged; Select Hymns from Other Authors; and Select Harmony: together with directions... (2nd. ed.) #SH214Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #956Page Scan
Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d125
Hymns for Christian Melody #769Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #205Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d195
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #132Page Scan
Select Hymns: the third part of Christian Psalmody; with directions for musical expression (Stereotype ed.) #214Page Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #296Page Scan
The Christian Harmonist: containing a set of tunes adapted to all the metres in Mr. Rippon's Selection of Hymns, in the collection of hymns by Mr. Joshua Smith, and in Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymns... #237Page Scan
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants. 3rd ed. #d100
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d118
The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d124
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d98
The Ohio Harmonist #d33
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #505Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1251Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #488Page Scan
The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D.: to which are added select hymns, from other authors; and directions for musical expression (New ed.) #D214Page Scan
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #152Page Scan
The Tabernacle #d117
The Temple Harp #d137
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d191
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #224Page Scan
The Victory #d138



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