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Behold, my soul, the narrow bound

Behold, my soul, the narrow bound

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 21 hymnals

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1 Behold, my soul, the narrow bound
Of the revolving year:
How swift the weeks complete their round,
How short the months appear.

2 So fast eternity comes on,
And that important day,
When all that mortal life has done
God's judgment shall survey.

3 Yet, like an idle tale, we spend
The swift-advancing year;
And study artful ways to mend
The speed of its career.

4 Waken, O God! my trifling heart,
Its great concern to see;
That I may act the Christian part,
And give the year to thee.

5 So shall their course more grateful roll,
If future years arise;
Or this shall bear my happy soul
To joy that never dies.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #908

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: Behold, my soul, the narrow bound
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Instances (1 - 21 of 21)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d19
Chapel Hymns #d53
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d101
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #362Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H682Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #682Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #571Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #60Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d47
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #682Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d98
New Union Hymns #407Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #326Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H653Page Scan
Sacred Melodies #d24
Sunday-School Hymns #257Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #326Page Scan
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #475Page Scan
The School Psalter #d29
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #908TextPage Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d43
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