And are we now brought near to God

And are we now brought near to God

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ST. STEPHEN (Jones)
Published in 45 hymnals

Representative Text

1 And are we now brought near to God,
Who once at distance stood?
And, to effect this glorious change,
Did Jesus shed His blood?

2 O for a song of ardent praise,
To bear our souls above!
What should allay our lively hope,
Or damp our flaming love?

3 Then let us join the heavenly choirs,
To praise our heavenly King:
O may that love which spread this boar,
Inspire us while we sing:

4 "Glory to god in highest strains,
And to the earth be peace;
Good-will from heaven to men is come,
And let it never cease."

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #206

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 >

Text Information

First Line: And are we now brought near to God
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

And are we now brought near to God. P. Doddridge. [Nearness to God.] In the “P. Doddridge’s manuscript" this hymn is undated, and the text differs from that published by J. Orton in Doddridge's, Hymns, 1755, but whether the alterations were by Doddridge or Orton cannot be determined. The hymn is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Nearness to God thro' Christ" In 1839, it was republished by J. Doddridge Humphreys, in Scripture Hymns, by the Rev. Philip Doddridge, D.D., new and corrected edition. The hymn in full is not in common use, but a cento, composed of stanzas i., ii. of the 1755 text, and two additional stanzas, based upon Doddridge's hymn, "High let us swell our tuneful notes" (q. v.), is in somewhat extensive use in America. It appeared in the American Prayer Book Collection, 1826, No. 95, and from thence passed into later hymnals, including the Hymnal of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1871.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #146

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #146

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #146

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A Collection of Sacred Song #134(H95)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #134(H95)

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns (Charleston hymnal) #H.XXI

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d39

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Church Poetry #153

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Church Psalmody #H434

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Church Psalmody #434

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Devotional hymns #S180

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #457

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #457

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #206

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #194

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d6

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d10

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Hymnal #206

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Hymnal #206

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #95

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Hymns of Worship #381

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Hymns Recommended for use in the Reformed Episcopal Church #49

Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d4

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #434

Melodies of the Church #d40

Sacred Melodies #d1

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H95

The Army and Navy Prayer Book #d5

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #206

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The Church Hymnal #138

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The Harp #839

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a839

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The Hymnal #206

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H95

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The Lyrica #328

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The Whole Book of Psalms #H.XI

Union Hymns #d13

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d13

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d14

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