Amazing, beauteous change

Amazing, beauteous change

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 Amazing, beauteous change!
A world created new!
Our thoughts with transport range,
The lovely scene to view.
In all we trace,
Father divine,
The work is thine;
Be thine the praise!

2 See crystal fountains play
Amidst the burning sands!
The river's winding way
Shines through the thirsty lands!
New grass is seen,
And o'er the meads
Its carpet spreads
Of living green.

3 Where pointed brambles grew,
Entwin'd with horrid thorn,
Gay flower's, for ever new,
Th' enamell'd fields adorn.
The blushing rose,
And lily there,
In union fair
Their sweets disclose.

4 Where the bleak mountain stood,
All bare and disarray'd,
See the wide-branching wood,
Diffuse its grateful shade!
Tall cedars nod,
And oaks and pines,
And elms and vines
Confess the God.

5 The tyrants of the plain
their savage chase give o'er;
No more they rend the slain,
and thirst for blood no more;
But infant hands
Fierce tigers stroke,
And lions yoke
In flow'ry bands.

6 O when, almighty Lord,
Shall these glad scenes arise,
To verify thy word,
And bless our wond'ring eyes?
That earth may raise,
With all her tongues,
United songs
Of ardent praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #183

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #183

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #183

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #183

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d12

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #257

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #A53

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #257

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #257

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #312

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #312

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #227

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d14

The Christian Psalter #d19

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d13

The Universalist Hymn Book #d20

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #397

Universalist Hymn Book #d19

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