House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring

House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: CALDWELL
Published in 45 hymnals

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House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring,
While all our lips and hearts His mercies sing;
The fruitful year His bounties shall proclaim,
And all its days be vocal with His name.
The Lord is good, His mercy never-ending,
His blessings in perpetual showers descending.

The earth, enlightened by His rays divine,
Brought forth the grass, the corn, and oil, and wine;
Crowned with His goodness, let the people meet,
And lay their thankful offerings at his feet;
With grateful love that hand divine confessing,
Which on each heart bestoweth every blessing.

His mercy never ends; the dawn, the shade,
Still see new beauties through new scenes displayed;
Succeeding ages bless this sure abode,
And children lean upon their fathers’ God:
The soul of man, through its immense duration,
Drinks from this source immortal consolation.

Burst into praise, my soul! all nature, join!
Angels and men, in harmony combine!
While human years are measured by the sun,
And while eternity its course shall run,
His goodness, in perpetual showers descending,
Exalt in songs and raptures never-ending!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #397

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: House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

House of our God, with cheerful anthems ring. P. Doddridge. [New Year.] First published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 67, in 6 stanzas of 6 lines; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 81. In Brown-Borthwick's Select Hymns for the Church & Home, 1871, and in the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, is a cento beginning "House of our God, with hymns of gladness ring," which is mainly from this hymn. It is by J. Ellerton. The lines chosen are greatly varied from Doddridge, and stanza v. lines 2-4 are by Mr. Ellerton.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #397

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #397

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d70

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d145

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #443

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #505

A Compilation of Genuine Church Music. 4th ed. #d115

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #328

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #340

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #340

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #328

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #H19

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #505

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #505

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d81

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #727

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Christian Hymns #194

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #956

Harmonia Sacra, being a Compilation of Church Music. 10th ed #d125

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Hymns for Christian Melody #769

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Hymns of the Spirit #205

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d195

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #132

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa214

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Select Hymns #214

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The Choir #296

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The Christian Harmonist #237

The Christian Minstrel #d100

The Christian Minstrel #d118

The Harmonia Sacra. 14th ed. #d124

The Modern Harp #d98

The Ohio Harmonist #d33

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1251

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The Psalms of Life #488

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D214

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The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony #152

The Tabernacle #d117

The Temple Harp #d137

The Universalist Hymn Book #d191

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #224

The Victory #d138

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