Now let our mourning hearts revive

Now let our mourning hearts revive

Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
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1 Now let our drooping hearts revive,
And let our tears be dry:
Why should those eyes be drown'd in grief,
Which view a Saviour nigh?

2 Though earthly shepherds dwell in dust,
The aged and the young;
The watchful eye in darkness clos'd,
And mute th’instructive tongue:

3 Th'Eternal Shepherd still survives,
New comfort to impart;
His hand still guides us, and his voice
Still animates our heart.

4 The pow'rs of nature, Lord! are thine,
And thine the aids of grace;
Thine arm has borne thy churches up,
Through ev'ry rising race.

5 Exert thy sacred influence here;
Thy mourning servants bless;
O change to strains of cheerful praise
Their accents of distress.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #578

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 our mourning hearts revive
Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1849
Copyright: Public Domain



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