And shall we still be slaves

Representative Text

1 And shall we still be slaves,
And in our fetters lie,
When summoned by a voice divine
T'assert our liberty?

2 Did Christ the Saviour bleed,
Our freedom to obtain?
And shall we trample on His blood,
And glory in our chain?

3 Shall we go on to sin,
Because His grace abounds;
Or crucify the Lord again,
And open all His wounds?

4 Forbid it, mighty God!
Nor let it e'er be said
That those, for whom Thy Son has died,
In vice are lost and dead.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #381

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 shall we still be slaves
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

And shall we still be slaves? This, in the Lutheran Book of Worship, Phila., 1899, is a cento, stanzas i., ii. from P. Dodderidge, and stanzas iii., iv. from I. Watts's "Shall we go on to sin?," sts. i. and ii. (p. 1054, i.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #381

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #381

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