How gracious and how wise

How gracious and how wise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: SHAWMUT (Mason)
Published in 46 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

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: How gracious and how wise
Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #459

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #459

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #459

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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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #420

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

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #542b

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #420

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #420

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Baptist Hymn Book #a698

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #205

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a205

Joyful Voices #d33

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #394

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #394

Sacred poetry #d192

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CVIII

Sacred Poetry #d191

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Sacred Poetry #H.CVIII

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d173

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The Baptist Hymn Book #698

The Christian Hymn Book #d259

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d262

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The Christian Hymn Book #1018

The Christian Hymnal #d278

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The Christian Hymnal #367

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The Christian hymnal #93

The Christian Hymnist #d211

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The Christian Psalmist #48

The Christian Psalter #d227

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d194

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1260b

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #620

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