Lord, we have wandered from thy way

Lord, we have wandered from thy way

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 31 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

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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Author: Philip Doddridge

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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: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #251Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #251Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #251TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #371Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #341Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #341Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #316Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #316Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #316Page Scan
Children's Praise: a book of prayers and hymns for the children of the church #113Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #403Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #328Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #328Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d89
Hymns for Sunday Schools, Selected from Various Authoors #d141
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #228Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #735Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d317
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #316Page Scan
The Sabbath School Lyre #d93
The Sabbath School Lyre: a collection of hymns and music, original and selected, for general use in sabbath schools #93Page Scan
The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d49
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #422Page Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d279
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #419Page Scan



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