God of eternity, from thee

God of eternity, from thee

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: WELLS (Holdroyd)
Published in 115 hymnals

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1 God of eternity! from thee
Did infant time its being draw;
Moments and days, and months and years,
Revolve by thine unvaried law.

2 Silent and swift they glide away;
Steady and strong the current flows,
Lost in eternity's wide sea,
The boundless gulf from whence it rose.

3 With it the thoughtless sons of men
Before the rapid stream are borne
On to their everlasting home,
Whence not one soul can e'er return.

4 Great Source of wisdom! teach our hearts
To know the price of every hour,
That time may bear us on to joys
Beyond its measure and its power.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #912

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: God of eternity, from thee
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #565

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #435

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d95

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #267

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book: adapted to the doctrine and usages of the church. #712

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Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #854

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #690

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #518

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #705

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #705

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The Baptist Praise Book #555

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