In raptures let our hearts ascend

In raptures let our hearts ascend

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 In raptures let our hearts ascend,
Our heav'nly seats to view,
And grateful trace that shining path
Our rising Saviour drew.

2 "Up to my Father and my God,
"I go;" (the Conq'ror cries)
"Up to Father and your God,
"My brethren, lift your eyes."

3 And doth the Lord of glory call
Such worms his brethren dear?
And doth he point to heav'n's high throne,
And shew our Father there?

4 And doth he teach my feeble tongue
That tuneful sound, "my God?"
and breathe his spirit on my heart
To shed his grace abroad?

5 O world, produce a good like this,
And thou shalt have my love.
Till then, my Father claims it all,
And Christ who dwells above.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #167

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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Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d163

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d150

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d180

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d212

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