Ye Sinners On Backsliding Bent

Ye sinners on backsliding bent

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: MANOAH
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Ye sinners on backsliding bent,
God’s gracious call attend;
Shall not compassion so divine
Each stubborn spirit bend?

2 "How shall I give mine Israel up
To ruin and despair?
How pour down showers of flaming wrath
And make a Sodom there?

3 "My bowels strong relentings feel;
My heart is pained within;
I will not all My wrath exert,
Nor visit all their sin."

4 The mercy of a God restrains
The thunders of His hand;
Come, seek protection from that power,
Which you can ne’er withstand.

5 With trembling haste, O God, to Thee
Let sinners wing their flight;
As doves, when birds of prey pursue,
Down on their windows light.

6 Father, we seek Thy gracious arm,
All melted at Thy voice;
O may Thy heart, that feels our woes,
In our return rejoice.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10618

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: Ye sinners on backsliding bent
Title: Ye Sinners On Backsliding Bent
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

MANOAH

MANOAH was first published in Henry W. Greatorex's Collection of Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1851). This anthology (later editions had alternate titles) contained one of the best tune collections of its era and included thirty-seven original compositions and arrangements by compiler Greatorex as well as m…

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