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 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)

A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d2

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 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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