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The Heart Purified to Unfeigned Love of the Brethren by the Spirit

Great Spirit of immortal love

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 26 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great spirit of immortal love,
Vouchsafe our frozen hearts to move;
With ardor strong these breasts inflame
To all that own a Savior's name.

2 Still let the heavenly fire endure
Fervent and vigorous, true and pure:
Let every heart and every hand
Join in the dear fraternal band.

3 Celestial dove, descend, and bring
The smiling blessings on thy wing:
And make us taste those sweets below
Which in the blissful mansions grow.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLVI

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: Great Spirit of immortal love
Title: The Heart Purified to Unfeigned Love of the Brethren by the Spirit
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 26 of 26)
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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #478

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #187

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLVII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #256

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A Selection of Hymns #CCLVI

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d86

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d310

Songs of the Spirit #d166

The Baptist Harmony #d130

The Baptist Harmony #d130

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d201

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The Choice #H97

The Choice #H97

The Christian Hymn Book #d228

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d230

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The Christian Psalmist #376

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXXXIII

The Good Old Songs #d178

The Good Old Songs #d177

The Primitive Hymns #d201

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #974

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