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A Joyfuo Course

Assist us, Lord, thy name to praise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 22 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

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: 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 and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #293

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #293

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #293

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #391

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #326

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d21

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #56

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #LVI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #56

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #391

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #391

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Baptist Hymn Book #a363

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The Baptist Hymn Book #363

The Christian Hymn Book #d49

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d50

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The Christian Psalmist #328

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d31

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1044

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