Now let a true ambition rise

Now let a true ambition rise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 67 hymnals

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1 Now let a true ambition rise,
And ardor fire our breast,
To reign in worlds above the skies,
In heavenly glories dressed.

2 Behold Jehovah's royal hand
A radiant crown display,
Whose gems with vivid luster shine,
While stars and sun decay.

3 Away, each groveling anxious care,
Beneath a Christian's thought;
I spring to seize immortal joys,
Which my Redeemer bought.

4 Ye hearts with youthful vigor warm,
The glorious prize pursue;
Nor shall ye want the goods of earth,
While heaven is kept in view.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Now let a true ambition rise
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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Now let a true ambition rise. P. Doddridge. [Seek first the Kingdom of God.] Written January 1, 1738/9 [D. MSS.], and published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 178, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Seeking first the Kingdom of God.” It was also given in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 199.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #517Page Scan
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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #517TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d229
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #303Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #303Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #303Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #303Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #341Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCCXCVIIPage Scan
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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #519Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #447Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d424
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #341Page 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 #341Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #903Page Scan
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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #258Page Scan
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Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d294
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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #303Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #325Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d171
Hymns, Selected and Arranged for the Sunday School of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, Philadelphia #d129
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #270Page Scan
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Parish Psalmody #d561
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d306
Revival Hymns #d60
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #363Page Scan
Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #58Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DXIXPage Scan
The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #226Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d398
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #680Page Scan
The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d274
The Chapel Hymn Book [for Warren and Pitt St. Chapels, Boston]. 4th ed. #d248
The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d245
The Christian Psalter #d373
The Church Hymn Book #d367
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d285
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #297Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXCVIITextPage Scan
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The Lexington Collection: being a selection of hymns, and spiritual songs, from the best authors (3rd. ed., corr.) #73Page Scan
The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d96
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 #341Page Scan
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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1237Page 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.) #D284Page Scan
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