Hark! it is wisdom's voice

Representative Text

Hark it is wisdom's voice
That spreads itself around;
Come hither all ye sons of death,
And listen to the sound.

Source: Columbian Harmony; or a choice collection of Psalm Tunes, Hymns, and Anthems, in three parts;... #19

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: Hark! it is wisdom's voice
Author: Philip Doddridge

Tune

ST. THOMAS (Williams)

ST. THOMAS is actually lines 5 through 8 of the sixteen-line tune HOLBORN, composed by Aaron Williams (b. London, England, 1731; d. London, 1776) and published in his Collection (1763, 1765) as a setting for Charles Wesley's text "Soldiers of Christ, Arise" (570). The harmonization is by Lowell Maso…

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #367

A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #367

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #355

Sacred poetry #d173

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Sacred Poetry #d172

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #354

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Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music #31b

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