The darkened sky, how thick it lowers

The darkened sky, how thick it lowers

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 The darkened sky, how thick it lowers!
Troubled with storms, and big with showers,
No cheerful gleam of light appears,
But nature pours forth all her tears.

2 Yet let the sons of grace revive;
He bids the soul that seeks him, live;
And from the gloomiest shade of night
Calls forth a morning of delight.

3 The seeds of ecstasy unknown
Are in these watered furrows sown;
See the green blades, how thick they rise,
And with fresh verdure bless our eyes!

4 In secret foldings they contain
Unnumbered ears of golden grain;
And heaven shall pour its beams around,
Till the ripe harvest load the ground.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #622

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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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #92Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #457Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #512Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #317Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #439Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P126Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #439Page Scan
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Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d253
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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #607Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #607Page Scan
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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #324Page Scan
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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d738
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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #460Page Scan
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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #743Page Scan
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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #743Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #P126aPage Scan
The Christian Psalter #d505
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #575Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #438Page Scan
The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #149Page Scan
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 #439Page Scan
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