See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand

Author: Philip Doddridge (1755)
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1 See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand
with all-engaging charms;
hark! how he calls the tender lambs,
and folds them in his arms.

2 "Permit them to approach," he cries,
"nor scorn their humble name;
for 'twas to bless such souls as these
the Lord of angels came."

3 We bring them, Lord, in thankful hands,
and yield them up to thee;
joyful that we ourselves are thine,
thine let our offspring be.

Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #412

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 >



EVAN (Havergal)

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SERENITY (Wallace)



The Cyber Hymnal #6066
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Small Church Music #2899
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Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #588
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #155Page Scan
Small Church Music #2899Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6066TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #412Text
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