Lord, we have wandered from thy way

Lord, we have wandered from thy way

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 32 hymnals

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1 Lord! we have wander'd from thy way,
Like foolish sheep have gone astray;
Our pleasant pastures we have left,
And of their guard our souls bereft.

2 Expos'd to want, expos'd to harm,
Far from our gentle Shepherds's arm;
Nor will these fatal wand'rings cease,
Till thou reveal the paths of peace.

3 O seek thy thoughtless servants, Lord!
Nor let us quite forget thy word.
Our erring souls do thou restore,
And keep us, that we stray no more.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #251

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, we have wandered from thy way
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Lord, we have wandered from Thy way. P. Doddridge. [The Lost Sheep.] This hymn in the D. MSS., No. 62, is undated, but immediately precedes one written on April 10, 1735, and may be dated circa 1735. It was included in Job Orion's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 65, in 3 stanzas of 3 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's ed. of the same, 1839, No. 79. In each case the original title, "The wandering Sheep recovered. Psalms cxix. 176” is retained.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #251

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #251

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #251

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #371

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #341

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #316

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #316

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #316

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Children's Praise #113

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #403

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a403

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #328

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #328

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d89

Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d141

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #228

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The Baptist Psalmody #735

The Christian Psalter #d317

The Sabbath School Lyre #d93

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The Sabbath School Lyre #93

The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d49

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #422

The Universalist Hymn Book #d279

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #419

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