My soul, with joy attend, While Jesus silence

My soul, with joy attend, While Jesus silence

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ALBION (Boyd)
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1 My soul, with joy attend
While Jesus silence breaks;
No angel’s harp such music yields,
As what my Shepherd speaks.

2 I know My sheep, He cries,
‟My soul approves them well;
Vain is the treacherous world’s disguise,
And vain the rage of hell.

3 ‟I freely feed them now
With tokens of My love,
But richer pastures I prepare
And sweeter streams above.

4 ‟Unnumbered years of bliss
I to My sheep will give;
And, while My throne unshaken stands,
Shall all My chosen live.

5 This tried almighty hand
Is raised for their defense:
Where is the power shall reach them there?
Or what shall force them thence?

6 Enough, my gracious Lord,
Let faith triumphant cry;
My heart can on this promise live,
Can on this promise die.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9372

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 soul, with joy attend, While Jesus silence
Author: Philip Doddridge


My soul, with joy attend. P. Doddridge. [The Security of Christ’s Sheep.] This is No. 97 of the D. MSS., but is undated [circa 1740]. It was published by J. Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 3755, No. 231, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Happiness and Security of Christ's Sheep, John x. 28." It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 255. It is in common use in Great Britain and America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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