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Hail, everlasting Spring

Hail, everlasting Spring

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: MILLINGTON (Holyoke)
Published in 25 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
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Representative Text

Hail! everlasting spring,
Celestial fountain, hail!
Thy streams salvation bring,
The waters never fail.
Still they endure,
And still they flow,
For all our woe
And sovreign cure.

Harmonia Americana, 1791

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, everlasting Spring
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English

Notes

Hail, everlasting Spring. P. Doddridge. The Living Fountain.] This hymn, based on Zech. xiii. 1, is dated in the Doddridge Manuscript " Nov. 7, 1736." It was first published in J. Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 170, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and again in J. p. Humphrey's edition of the same, 1839, No. 191, and in each case without alteration. In Hymns & Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, No. 515, it is given unaltered and in full. Elliott, in his Psalms & Hymns, 1835, No. 83, attributes the hymn to "Dodd," and this has been quoted as the author's name. It is simply a contraction of "Doddridge."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Media

Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #27
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Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

A Selection of Hymns #d97

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d68

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d314

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Harmonia Americana #27

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #515

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Hymns of the Church Militant #406

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Hymns of the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States, as authorized by the General Convention #372

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Hymns of Worship #376

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #70b

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa175

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Select Hymns #175

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d130

The National Psalmist #d58

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #230

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #230

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The New York Choralist #169

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The Psalmist #544

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The Psalmist #544

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D175

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