Jesus, our souls' delightful choice. P. Doddridge. [Spiritual Conflict.] This hymn is No. 1 of the D. MSS., is in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, is headed "On the Struggle between Faith and Unbelief," and is dated "Sep. 7, 1735." J. Orton included it in his edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 197; and J. D. Humphreys in his edition of the same, 1839, No. 220. It is in a few modern collections, including Spurgeon's 0ur Own Hymn Book, 1866.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)