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Let Jacob to his Maker sing

Let Jacob to his Maker sing

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: LOUELLA
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Let Jacob to his maker sing,
And praise his great redeeming king;
Called by a new, a gracious name,
Let Israel loud his God proclaim.

2 He knows our souls in all their fears,
And gently wipes our falling tears,
Forms trembling voices to a song,
And bids the feeble heart be strong.

3 Then let the rivers swell around,
And rising floods o’erflow the ground;
Rivers and floods and seas divide,
And homage pay to Israel’s guide.

4 Then let the fires their rage display,
And flaming terrors bar the way;
Unburnt, unsinged He leads them through,
And makes the flames refreshing, too.

5 The fires but on their bonds shall prey,
The floods but wash their stains away,
And grace divine new trophies raise
Amidst the deluge, and the blaze.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11330

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Let Jacob to his Maker sing
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Let Jacob to his Maker sing. P. Doddridge. [God the Guide of Israel.] First published in Job Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 102, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 118. It is in common use in its full form in America, and also, beginning with stanza ii. as "God knows our souls in all their fears," in the Boston Church Pastorals, 1864.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11330
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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