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

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 raptures let our hearts ascend
Author: Philip Doddridge
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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #167

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 #d212

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