Mark the soft falling snow

Mark the soft falling snow

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ALLERTON
Published in 104 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Mark the soft-falling snow,
And the descending rain:
To heaven, from whence it fell,
It turns not back again;
But waters earth
Through every pore,
And calls forth all
Her secret store.

2 Arrayed in beauteous green,
The hills and valleys shine;
And man and beast are fed
by providence divine.
The harvest bows
Its golden ears,
The copious seed
Of future years.

3 "So," saith the God of grace,
"My gospel shall descend,
"Almighty to effect
"The purpose I intend.
"Millions of souls
"Shall feel its power,
"And bear it down
"To millions more."

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Mark the soft falling snow
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: Irregular
Language: English

Notes

Mark the soft-falling snow. P. Doddridge. [Natural things emblematical of things Spiritual.] First pub.lished in J. Orton's posthumous ed. of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. Ill, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed "Fruitful Showers, Emblems of the salutary Effects of the Gospel." In that and subsequent editions to 1839, the opening lines read:—

"Mark the soft-falling Snow,
And the diffusive Rain;
To Heav'n, from whence it fell,
It turns not back again."

In 1839 J. D. Humphreys, in reprinting the Hymns from the original manuscript corrected from the MS. of this hymn the grammatical error of “it” for "they" in these lines, and drew special attention thereto in the Preface to the Hymns, as evidence of his charge against Job Orton as a careless editor. Amongst modern collections the text of 1755 is retained in the Scottish Evangelical Union Hymnal, 1878, and that of the original MS. in Martineau's Hymns, 1840.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #169

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #169

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #187

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #187

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #187

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d535

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d538

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d537

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #256

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d208

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #215

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #262

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship #LIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LIX

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #253

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #252

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #121

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #121

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #119

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #252

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #252

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Baptist Hymn Book #a493

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #277

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Christian Hymns #336

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S82

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Church Choral-Book #358

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d98

Grammar School Hymn Book #d160

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #789

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #213

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #208

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a208

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d271

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #293

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #293

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Hymns for Christian Melody #657

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Hymns for Public Worship #351

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #216

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #216

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d134

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #224

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Hymns of the Church Universal #646

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d149

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d395

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d504

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d278

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Psalms and Hymns #82

Sacred poetry #d296

Sacred Poetry #d19

Sacred Poetry #d295

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Song-Hymnal of Praise and Joy, a selection of spiritual songs, old and new #257

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad673

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b192

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Songs for the Sanctuary #192

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Songs for the Sanctuary #192

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Songs for the Sanctuary #192

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #192

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #192

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Songs of the Church #896

Supplement to Watts #d263

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The Baptist Hymn Book #493

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d224

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d220

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The Christian Psalmist #84

The Christian Psalter #d328

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #178

The Gospel Hymnal #d365

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The Gospel Psalmist #274

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d271

The Modern Harp #d148

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #153

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The Psalmody #354

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The School Hymn-Book #291

The Tabernacle #d184

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