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How long shall dreams of creature-bliss

How long shall dreams of creature-bliss

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How long shall dreams of creature-bliss
Our flatt'ring hopes employ,
And mock our fond deluded eyes
With visionary joy?

2 How wretched they, that leave the Lord,
And from his word withdraw,
That lose his gospel from their sight
And wander from his law!

3 O thou eternal spring of good,
Whence living waters flow!
Let not our thirsty erring souls
To broken cisterns go.

4 Like characters inscrib'd in dust,
Are sinners borne away;
And all the treasures they can boast,
The portion of a day.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #60

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 >

Text Information

First Line: How long shall dreams of creature-bliss
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

How long shall dreams of creature [earthly] bliss? P. Doddridge. [God the Salvation of His People.] Written Aug. 15, 1736, Doddridge Manuscript, and published in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 125, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. In one or two American collections it begins, "How long shall dreams of earthly bliss?" as in the Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, 1853. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #229

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #229

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #229

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #60

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d151

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #231

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #367

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CC

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #495

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #214

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #214

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #426

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d253

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #426

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #426

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d129

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #405

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Hymns for Public Worship #119

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #555

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #555

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #297

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d205

The Christian Hymn Book #d262

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d265

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The Christian Psalmist #250

The Christian Psalter #d231

The Pocket Selection of Hymns for the Use of Evangelical Churches and Religious Assemblies in the U. S. lst ed. #d115

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #337

Universalist Hymn Book #d215

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