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Behold, my soul, the narrow bound

Behold, my soul, the narrow bound

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 21 hymnals

Representative Text

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



Instances (1 - 21 of 21)

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

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Church Melodies #362

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Church Psalmody #H682

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Church Psalmody #682

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Hymns for Schools #60

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d47

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #682

Melodies of the Church #d98

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New Union Hymns #407

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #326

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H653

Sacred Melodies #d24

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Sunday-School Hymns #257

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #326

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The Lyrica #475

The School Psalter #d29

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The Voice of Praise #908

Union Hymns #d43

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