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Door

Awake. our souls! and bless His name

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Awake, our souls, and bless his name,
Whose mercies never fail;
Who opens wide a door of hope
In Achor's gloomy vale.

2 Behold the portal wide display'd,
The building strong and fair;
Within are pastures fresh and green,
And living streams are there.

3 Enter, my soul, with cheerful haste,
For Jesus is the door;
Nor fear the serpent's wily arts,
Nor fear the lion's roar.

4 O may thy grace the nations lead,
And Jews and Gentiles come,
All trav'ling thro' one beauteous gate
To one eternal home.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #CCVII

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: Awake. our souls! and bless His name
Title: Door
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Awake, our souls, and bless His name. P. Doddridge. [Christ the Door.] This hymn is not in the “D. MSS." and was first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It is based on St. John x. 9. It is repeated in later editions of the Hymns , and in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. In Kennedy, 1863, No. 201, it is given as "Awake, my soul, and bless His name."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #91

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #126

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCVII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #165

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Baptist Hymn Book #a114

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Christian Hymns #142

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #252

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a252

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #199

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Pocket Hymns #99

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #142

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCVII

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #135

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The Baptist Hymn Book #114

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The Christian Psalmist #154

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The Gospel Psalmist #236

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #168

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #168

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #79

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #883

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #79

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