In one harmonious cheerful song

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1 one harmonious cheerful song,
Ye happy saints, combine;
Loud let it sound from every tongue,
The Savior is divine.

2 The least, the feeblest of the sheep
To Him the Father gave;
Kind is His heart the charge to keep,
And strong His arm to save.

3 In Christ th’almighty Father dwells,
And Christ and He are One;
That rebel power which Christ assails,
Attacks th’eternal throne.

4 That hand, which Heav’n and earth sustains,
And bars the gates of hell,
And rivets Satan down in chains,
Shall guard His chosen well.

5 Now let th’infernal lion roar,
How vain his threats appear!
When he can match Jehovah’s power,
I will begin to fear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11002

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: In one harmonious cheerful song
Author: Philip Doddridge

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