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 44 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."

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

Text Information

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

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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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d2

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H434

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #434

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Devotional hymns: selected for public and social worship #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

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

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention: with an additional selection #95

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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

Sacred Melodies #d1

The Army and Navy Prayer Book #d5

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #206

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The Harp #839

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #206

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #328

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d13

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d14

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