Lord, let thy goodness lead our land

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1 Lord, let Thy goodness lead our land,
Still saved by Thine almighty hand,
The tribute of its love to bring
To Thee, our Savior and our King.

2 Let ev'ry sacred temple raise
Triumphant songs of holy praise;
Let ev'ry heart and ev'ry home
A temple, Lord, to Thee become.

3 Still be it our supreme delight
To walk as in Thy glorious sight;
Still in Thy precepts and Thy fear,
Till life's last hour, to persevere.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #502

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 >

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First Line: Lord, let thy goodness lead our land
Author: Philip Doddridge


Lord, let Thy goodness lead our land. On p. 1578, i., this hymn is said to be taken from P. Doddridge's hymn, No. 369, in his Hymns, 1755. This is an error. It is from his "Salvation doth to God belong," p. 1589, i. 11. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)




TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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