Mark the soft falling snow

Mark the soft falling snow

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ALLERTON
Published in 101 hymnals

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1 Mark the soft-falling snow,
And the descending rain:
To heaven, from whence it fell,
It turns not back again;
But waters earth
Through every pore,
And calls forth all
Her secret store.

2 Arrayed in beauteous green,
The hills and valleys shine;
And man and beast are fed
by providence divine.
The harvest bows
Its golden ears,
The copious seed
Of future years.

3 "So," saith the God of grace,
"My gospel shall descend,
"Almighty to effect
"The purpose I intend.
"Millions of souls
"Shall feel its power,
"And bear it down
"To millions more."

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

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: Mark the soft falling snow
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 10.10.10.10.10.10
Language: English

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Mark the soft-falling snow. P. Doddridge. [Natural things emblematical of things Spiritual.] First pub.lished in J. Orton's posthumous ed. of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. Ill, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed "Fruitful Showers, Emblems of the salutary Effects of the Gospel." In that and subsequent editions to 1839, the opening lines read:—

"Mark the soft-falling Snow,
And the diffusive Rain;
To Heav'n, from whence it fell,
It turns not back again."

In 1839 J. D. Humphreys, in reprinting the Hymns from the original manuscript corrected from the MS. of this hymn the grammatical error of “it” for "they" in these lines, and drew special attention thereto in the Preface to the Hymns, as evidence of his charge against Job Orton as a careless editor. Amongst modern collections the text of 1755 is retained in the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymnal, 1878, and that of the original MS. in Martineau's Hymns, 1840.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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