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My Jesus, while in mortal flesh

My Jesus, while in mortal flesh

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 29 hymnals

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1. Blest Jesus while in mortal flesh
I hold my frail abode
Still would my spirit rest on Thee,
My Savior and my God.

2. On Thy dear cross I fix my eyes,
My trust on Thee complete,
Till love dissolves my inmost soul
At my Redeemer’s feet.

3. Be dead my heart, to worldly charms,
Be dead to ev’ry sin;
And tell the boldest foe without
That Jesus reigns within.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #39b

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 Jesus, while in mortal flesh
Author: Philip Doddridge


My Jesus, while in mortal flesh. P. Doddridge. [Abidings—Faith in Christ.] This is No. 280 in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, and No. 306 in J. D. Humphreys's ed. of the same, 1839. It is in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Living while in the flesh by faith in Christ, Who loved us, &c. Galat. ii. 26." It is in common use in its original form, and as "Blest Jesus, while in mortal flesh." The latter form is mainly in use in America.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)