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Behold the gloomy vale

Behold the gloomy vale

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 22 hymnals

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1 Behold the gloomy vale,
Which thou, my soul, must tread,
Beset with terrors fierce and pale,
That leads thee to the dead.

2 Ye pleasing scenes, adieu!
Which I so long have known.
My friends, a long farewell to you!
For I must pass alone.

3 But see! a ray of light,
With splendours all divine,
Breaks through these dreary realms of night,
And makes its horrors shine.

4 Where death, where darkness reigns,
Jehovah is my stay:
His rod my trembling feet sustains,
His staff defends my way.

5 Great Shepherd! lead me on;
My soul disdains to fear.
Death's gloomy phantoms all are flown,
Now life's great Lord is near.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #484

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 the gloomy vale
Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #484Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #484Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #484TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d38
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #409Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #573Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #253Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #253Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d19
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #255Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the use of social religious meetings, and for private devotions 2d ed. #233Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #53Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d29
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #573Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #573Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #87Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d63
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #424Page Scan
The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems: being chiefly a collection (3rd ed. rev.) #DCXXXIVPage Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #573Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d29
The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d32
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