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My Father, God, how sweet the sound

Representative Text

1 My Father, God! how sweet the sound,
How tender and how dear!
Not all the melody of heaven
Could so delight the ear.

2 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name
On my expanding heart,
And show that in Jehovah's grace
I share a filial part.

3 Cheered by a signal so divine,
Unwavering I believe;
My spirit, Abba, Father, cries,
Nor can the sign deceive.



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #121

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: My Father, God, how sweet the sound
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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PEORIA (Bradbury)


Timeline

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #685

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d556

Chapel Hymns #d352

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #255

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #327

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Hymns and Tunes #368

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #717

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a183

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Laudes Domini #847

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Plymouth Collection #a474

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #474

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #909

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H310

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad690

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b913

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #913

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #913

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Songs for the Sanctuary #913

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Songs for the Sanctuary #913

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Songs for the Sanctuary #913

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Songs of Pilgrimage #383

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Songs of the Church #541

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #474

The Book of Praise #d479

The Christian Lyre #d254

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d552

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #257

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d450

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The Evangelical Hymnal #204

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The Jubilee Harp #183

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The New Laudes Domini #900

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The Voice of Praise #121

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