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Do not I love thee, O my Lord?

Full Text

1. Do not I love Thee, Oh my Lord?
Behold my heart, and see,
And turn each cursed idol out,
That dares to rival Thee.

2. Do not I love Thee from my soul?
Then let me nothing love;
Dead be my heart to ev’ry joy
When Jesus cannot move.

3. Thou know’st I love Thee, dearest Lord,
But Oh I long to soar
Far from the sphere of mortal joys,
And learn to love Thee more.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #39a

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Do not I love thee, O my Lord?
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English

Notes

Do not I love Thee, O my Lord? P. Doddridge. [St. Peter's love of Christ.] This hymn is not in the D. MSS. It was first published in J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 246, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines and headed, “Appeal to Christ for the sincerity of Love to Him." It is based on St. Peter's answer to Christ, "Lord, Thou knowest all things, Thou knowest that I love Thee." In 1839 it was repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c. Its use in America is extensive.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #1244TextScoreAudio
The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #39aText
Include 292 pre-1979 instances



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