A Joyfuo Course

Assist us, Lord, thy name to praise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 20 hymnals

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1 Assist us, Lord, thy name to praise,
For this rich gospel of thy grace;
And, that our hearts may love it more,
Teach them to feel its vital pow'r.

2 With joy may we our course pursue,
And keep the crown of life in view;
That crown, which in one hour repays
The labour of ten thousand days.

3 Should bonds of death obstruct our way,
Unmov'd their terrors we'll survey;
And the last hour improve for thee,
The last of life or liberty.

4 Welcome those bonds, which may unite
Our souls to their supreme delight!
Welcome that death, whose painful strife
Bears us to Christ, our better life.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #293

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 >

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First Line: Assist us, Lord, thy name to praise
Title: A Joyfuo Course
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d27

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d21

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LVI

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #363

The Christian Hymn Book #d49

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d50

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d31

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1044

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