How gracious and how wise

How gracious and how wise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: SHAWMUT (Mason)
Published in 42 hymnals

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1 How gracious and how wise
Is our chastising God!
And O! how rich the blessings are,
That blossom from his rod!

2 He lifts it up on high,
With pity in his heart;
That ev'ry stroke his children feel
May grace and peace impart.

3 Instruct thus, they bow
And own his sov'reign sway;
They turn their erring footsteps back
To his forsaken way.

4 His cov'nant love they seek,
And seek the happy bands
that closer still engage their hearts,
To honour his commands.

5 Submissive, Lord! we yield
To discipline divine,
And bless the pains that make us still
More uniformly thine.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #459

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: How gracious and how wise
Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #83

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #152

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #152

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #152

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #152

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #152

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #152

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d133

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #205

Joyful Voices: A New Eclectic Hymn Book #d33

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #394

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d173

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #698

The Christian Hymn Book #d259

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d262

The Christian Hymnal #d278

The Christian Hymnist #d211

The Christian Psalter #d227

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1260b

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