My Father, God, how sweet the sound

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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

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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First Line: My Father, God, how sweet the sound
Author: Philip Doddridge

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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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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #685Page Scan
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Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #597Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #255Page Scan
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #327Page Scan
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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #717Page Scan
Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs ancient and modern #847Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #474Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #909Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H310Page Scan
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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #913Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #913Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #913Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #383Page Scan
Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #541Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #474Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d479
The Christian Lyre #d254
The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d552
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #257Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d450
The Evangelical Hymnal #204Page Scan
The Jubilee Harp: a choice selection of psalmody, ancient and modern, designed for use in public and social worship #183Page Scan
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #900Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #121TextPage Scan



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