How long shall dreams of creature-bliss

How long shall dreams of creature-bliss

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 35 hymnals

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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 >

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

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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)

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