Ye servants of the Lord, Each in his office waitAuthor: Philip Doddridge (1755)
Published in 391 hymnals
1 Ye servants of the Lord,
Each in his office wait,
Observant of his heavenly word,
And watchful at his gate.
2 Let all your lamps be bright,
And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins, as in his sight,
For awful is his name.
3 Watch, 'tis your Lord's command;
And while we speak, he's near;
Mark the first signal of his hand,
And ready all appear.
4 O happy servant he
In such a posture found!
He shall his Lord with rapture see,
And be with honor crowned.
5 Christ shall the banquet spread
With his own bounteous hand,
And raise that favorite servant's head
Amidst th' angelic band.
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816
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|Title:||Ye servants of the Lord|
|Author:||Philip Doddridge (1755)|
Ye servants of the Lord, Each in his office wait. P. Doddridge. [Christian Activity and Zeal.] Appeared in J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 210, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The active Christian"; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 234. It is in extensive use, and usually in its ori-ginal form. Sometimes, however, stanza v. 1. 3, “And raise that favourite Servant's head," is altered to "And raise that faithful servant's head."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #145||Ye servants of the Lord||2000|
|Common Praise #93||You servants of the Lord||You Servants of the Lord||Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)||William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)||22.214.171.124||Psalm 27; Psalm 134; Isaiah 40:21-31; Matthew 20:20-28; Matthew 24:29-44; Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:14-30; Mark 10:35-45; Mark 13:24-37; Philippians 4:1-9; Psalm 27; Psalm 134; Isaiah 40:21-31; Matthew 20:20-28; Matthew 24:29-44; Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:14-30; Mark 10:35-45; Mark 13:24-37; Philippians 4:1-9||NARENZA||B Flat Major||English||1998|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old & New #773||Ye servants of the Lord||Ye servants of the Lord||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #150||Ye servants of the Lord||126.96.36.199||1983|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #566||Ye servants of the Lord||188.8.131.52||1996|