Great Source of life! our souls confess

Great Source of life! our souls confess

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 Great source of life, our souls confess
The various riches of thy grace;
Crown'd with thy mercy, we rejoice,
And in thy praise exalt our voice.

2 By thee the vault of heav'n was spread;
By thee the earth's foundations laid;
And all the scenes of man's abode
Proclaim a wise and gracious God.

3 Thy quick'ning hand resorts our breath,
When trembling on the verge of death;
Gently it wipes away our tears,
And lengthens life to future years.

4 Our lives are sacred to the Lord,
Kindled by him, by him restor'd;
And, while our hours renew their race,
May sin no more these hours disgrace!

5 So when, at length, by thee we're led
Through unknown regions of the dead,
With hope triumphant may we move
To scenes of nobler life above.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #23

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: Great Source of life! our souls confess
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Great Source of life, our souls confess. P. Doddridge. [Thanksgiving for Personal Benefits.] This hymn is No. 10 in the "D. MSS." but is undated. It is in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "Of walking before the Lord in the land of the living," Psalm cxvi. 9. The same text was given in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 59, but the title was changed to, "Deliverance celebrated and good resolutions formed"; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, &c, 1839, No. 72. In some modern collections stanza ii. is omitted, as in Mercer's Church Psalter & Hymn Book, edition 1864, No. 507. Usually, however, it is given in full. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d124

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #81

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.CXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #374

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #196

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #196

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #171

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #64

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #65

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #64

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H44

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d100

Chapel Hymns #d198

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d363

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H651

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #651

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d19

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #583

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d168

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d57

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #58

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #124

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d90

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #651

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H91

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d138

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d134

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d73

The Christian Hymn Book #d227

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d229

The Christian Psalter #d191

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d82

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #22

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