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Indulgent God, with pitying eye

Indulgent God, with pitying eye

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: STURBRIDGE
Published in 25 hymnals

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1 Indulgent God! with pitying eyes
The sons of men survey.
Alas! how thoughtless mortals sport
In sin's destructive way!

2 Ten thousand dangers lurk around,
To bear them to the tomb:
Each passing hour may place them where,
Repentance cannot come.

3 Reclaim, O Lord! their wand'ring minds,
Amus'd with airy dreams;
That heav'nly wisdom may dispel
Their visionary schemes.

4 Guide and direct them by word,
Their dang'rous state to see;
That they may seek and find the path,
That leads to heav'n and thee.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #61

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: Indulgent God, with pitying eye
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Media

Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #28
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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #232

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #232

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #232

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #61

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d167

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #P.CXIXa

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #229

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #374

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #374

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #374

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Harmonia Americana #28

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d71

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #436

Sacred poetry #d229

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Sacred Poetry #aCXIXb

Sacred Poetry #d228

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Sacred Poetry #CXIXb

The Christian Hymn Book #d19

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d20

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The Christian Psalmist #257

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #387

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