Behold the path which mortals tread

Behold the path which mortals tread

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 45 hymnals

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1 Behold the path which mortals tread
Down to the regions of the dead!
Nor will the fleeting moments stay,
Nor can we measure back our way.

2 Our kindred and our friends are gone;
Know, O my soul, this doom thy own.
Feeble as theirs thy mortal frame,
The same thy way, thy home the same.

3 From vital air, from cheerful light,
To the cold grave's perpetual night,—
From scenes of duty, means of grace,
Must I to God's tribunal pass!

4 Awake, my soul! thy way prepare,
And lose in this each meaner care;
With steady feet that path be trod,
Which, thro' the grave, conducts to God.

5 Father! to thee my all I trust;
And, if my flesh return to dust,
'Tis thy decree, I bless thy hand,
And die resign'd to thy command.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #477

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 path which mortals tread
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Behold the path that [which] mortals tread. P. Doddridge. [Journey of Life.] In the Doddridge Manuscript, this hymn is No. 44, but is undated. It was published as No. 27 in J. Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, and again in J. D. Humphreys’ edition of the same, 1839. It is in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The Great Journey. Job xvi. 22." Its use is chiefly confined to America.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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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 #477Page 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.) #477Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #477TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d21
A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d41
A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #409Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXXVIIITextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXXXVIIIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #552Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #451Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors: adapted to Public Worship and Social Prayer Meetings #d37
A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H114Page Scan
A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d7
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #451Page 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 #451Page Scan
Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d32
Chapel Hymns #d57
Church Melodies: collection of psalms and hymns, with appropriate music. For the use of congregations. #620Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #20Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #541Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #541Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #501Page Scan
Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d21
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #311Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H470Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #1192
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1192Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1192Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1192Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1192Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1192Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1140Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #311Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #560Page Scan
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #S131
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #S131Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d54
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #461Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d50
The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #104bPage 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 #451Page Scan
The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d32
The Southern Psalmist #d74
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d80
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #196Page Scan



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