Attend, my ear, my heart, rejoice

Attend, my ear, my heart, rejoice

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Attend, my ear; my heart rejoice,
While Jesus from his throne,
Before the bright angelic hosts
Makes his last sentence known.

2 When sinners, cursed from his face,
To raging flames are driven;
His voice, with melody divine,
Thus calls his saints to heaven.

3 "Blessed of my father, all draw near,
Receive the great reward;
And rise, with rapture to possess
The kingdom love prepared.

4 "Ere earth's foundations first were laid,
His sovereign purpose wrought,
And reared those palaces divine,
To which you now are brought.

5 "There shall you reign unnumbered years,
Protected by my power;
While sin and death, and pains and cares,
Shall vex your souls no more."

6 Come, dear majestic Savior, come,
This Jubilee proclaim;
To teach us language fit to praise
So great, so dear a name.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Attend, my ear, my heart, rejoice
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Attend, my ear, my heart rejoice. P. Doddridge. [Reward of the Righteous.] This hymn is not in the "D. MSS." It was published by J. Orton in Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 187, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “The final Sentence, and Happiness of the Righteous." Its use is limited.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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