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Lord of the Sabbath, hear our vows

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1 Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray,
in this your house, on this your day;
and own, as grateful sacrifice,
the songs which from your temple rise.

2 Now met to pray and bless your name,
whose mercies flow each day the same,
whose kind compassions never cease,
we seek instruction, pardon, peace.

3 Your earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love,
but there's a nobler rest above;
to that our lab'ring souls aspire
with ardent hope and strong desire.

4 In thy blest kingdom we shall be
from ev'ry mortal trouble free;
no sighs shall mingle with the songs
Resounding from immortal tongues;

5 No rude alarms of raging foes;
no cares to break the long repose;
no midnight shade, no waning moon,
but sacred, high, eternal noon.

6 O long-expected day, begin,
dawn on these realms of woe and sin!
Break, morn of God, upon our eyes;
and let the world's true Sun arise!


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #390

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: Lord of the Sabbath, hear our vows
Author: Philip Doddridge (1737)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Lord of the Sabbath, hear our vows. P. Doddridge. [Sunday, or Divine Worship.] This hymn, beginning "O God of Sabbath, hear our vows," is No. 30 in the D. MSS., is dated "Jan. 2, 1736-7," and headed "The Eternal Sabbath. From Heb. iv. 9." In Job Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 310, it was given as "Lord of the Sabbath," &c, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and with the same title, and repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 336. In Mr. Brooke's manuscript, 1739-40, it reads "O God of Sabbath," &c. The 1755 text is in use in most English-speaking countries, but the most popular form of the hymn is that beginning "Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray" particulars of which, and other arrangements of the hymn, we here append:— 1. Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love. This cento, composed of stanzas ii.-iv. and ii., was given as No. 352 in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, and is found in full or in part in several modern hymnals. 2. Lord of the Sabbath, hear us pray. This altered text appeared in Cotterill's Selection, 8th ed., 1819, No. 4 (the original as in Orton having been in former editions), and is by Cotterill, or James Montgomery, or possibly the joint work of the two. Of this text, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, stanzas i., iii., iv., vi. are altered from Doddridge, and stanzas ii., v., are new. This text was repeated in Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825; and again, either in its full or in an abridged form, in a large number of hymn-books in Great Britain and America. 3. O Lord of holy Rest, we pray. This form of the hymn appeared in R. C. Singleton's Anglican Hymn Book, 1868. It is from the Doddridge-Cotterill text, with alterations, and a slight return to the original. When these forms of the hymn are taken together, it is found that its use is very extensive in all English-speaking countries, the Doddridge-Cotterill text being the most popular. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #3957

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Sacred Poetry #H.CLVII

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Hymns, Selected from the Most Approved Authors, for the use of Trinity Church, Boston #149

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #4b

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #24

Sacred Poetry #d275

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #373

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d202

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #373

Sacred poetry #d276

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #24

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #59

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d263

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #V

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Christian Hymns #290

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #26

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #224

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #26

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #26

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Hymns, Selected and Original #505

The Universalist Hymn Book #d276

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #126

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #22

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #22

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d193

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #22

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #26

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #505

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #22

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #126

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #22

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #6

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #367

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #292

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The Christian Psalmist #462

The Christian Psalter #d308

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #292

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d135

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Hymns #505

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d313

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #2

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d107

Universalist Hymn Book #d292

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. with a Supplement #d373

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #61

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #328

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A Collection of Hymns #694

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #48

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #22

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #59

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Church Psalmody #314

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #24

The Christian Hymn Book #d385

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #36

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #373

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #22

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #52

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #251

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #146b

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Hymns selected from various authors #389

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Hymns #505

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The Sabbath School Melodist #92

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Hymns #505

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Sacred Poetry #186

Family and Social Melodies #d206

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #30

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d390

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H232

The Sacred Lute #d192

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Hymns #505

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The Congregational Hymn Book #344

Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d299

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Hymns of the Church Militant #125

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d610

The Vestry Hymn Book #d277

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d209

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #178

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #6

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #276c

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d461

Sunday School Hymn Book #d253

The Village Hymn book #d167

The Book of Praise #d194

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The Heart and Voice #10b

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #373

Canadian Sabbath-School Hymn Book #43

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New Hymn and Tune book #195a

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The Book of Worship #8

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The Centenary Singer #13

Anglican Hymn Book #23

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #35

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #178

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #351

Hymns of Salvation #d70

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