Let Jacob to his Maker singAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Published in 3 hymnals
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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
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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|The Cyber Hymnal #11330||Let Jacob To His Maker Sing||Let Jacob to his maker sing||LOUELLA||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite> by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755)|