My God, what silken cords are thine

My God, what silken cords are thine

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: OLWELL
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 My God, what silken cords are thine!
How soft, and yet how strong!
While power, and truth, and love combine
To draw our souls along.

2 Thou saw'st us crushed beneath the yoke
Of satan and of sin:
Thy hand the iron bondage broke,
Our worthless hearts to win.

3 The guilt of twice ten thousand sins
One moment takes away;
And grace, when first the war begins,
Secures the crowning day.

4 Comfort through all this vale of tears
In rich profusion flows,
And glory of unnumbered years
Eternity bestows.

5 Drawn by such cords we onward move,
"Till round thy throne we meet;
And captives in the chains of love,
Embrace our Conqueror's feet.

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: My God, what silken cords are thine
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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My God, what silken cords are Thine. P. Doddridge. [Gratitude.] First published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 152, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Gratitude the Spring of true Religion;" and again in J. D. Humphreys ed. of the same, 1839, No. 171. It is in common use in its original form, and as "My God, what cords of love are Thine," in the London Hymn Book (enlarged) 1873, and others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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