When at a distance, Lord, we trace

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1 When at this distance, Lord, we trace
The various glories of thy face,
What transport pours o'er all our breast,
And charms our cares and woes to rest!

2 Yet still, O Lord, our waiting eyes
To nobler visions long to rise;
That grand assembly would be join,
Where all thy saints around thee shine.

3

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #164

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: When at a distance, Lord, we trace
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

When at this distance, Lord, we trace. P. Doddridge. [Transfiguration.] This hymn is No. 90 in the D. MSS., but is undated. It was included, without alteration, in J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 183, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines; and again, but with alterations, in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 204. The original text is that in common use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ALLEN (Randolph)


MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d.…

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