My soul, with joy attend, While Jesus silenceAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ALBION (Boyd)
Published in 60 hymnals
Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy ComposerAudio files: MIDI
1 My soul, with joy attend
While Jesus silence breaks;
No angel’s harp such music yields,
As what my Shepherd speaks.
2 I know My sheep, He cries,
‟My soul approves them well;
Vain is the treacherous world’s disguise,
And vain the rage of hell.
3 ‟I freely feed them now
With tokens of My love,
But richer pastures I prepare
And sweeter streams above.
4 ‟Unnumbered years of bliss
I to My sheep will give;
And, while My throne unshaken stands,
Shall all My chosen live.
5 This tried almighty hand
Is raised for their defense:
Where is the power shall reach them there?
Or what shall force them thence?
6 Enough, my gracious Lord,
Let faith triumphant cry;
My heart can on this promise live,
Can on this promise die.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9372
My soul, with joy attend. P. Doddridge. [The Security of Christ’s Sheep.] This is No. 97 of the D. MSS., but is undated [circa 1740]. It was published by J. Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 3755, No. 231, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Happiness and Security of Christ's Sheep, John x. 28." It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 255. It is in common use in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 1 of 1)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Cyber Hymnal #9372||My Soul, With Joy Attend||My soul, with joy attend||ALBION||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||SM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns, founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures,/cite> by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: J. Eddowes & J. Cotton, 1755)|