Now let a true ambition rise

Now let a true ambition rise

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 67 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Now let a true ambition rise,
And ardor fire our breast,
To reign in worlds above the skies,
In heavenly glories dressed.

2 Behold Jehovah's royal hand
A radiant crown display,
Whose gems with vivid luster shine,
While stars and sun decay.

3 Away, each groveling anxious care,
Beneath a Christian's thought;
I spring to seize immortal joys,
Which my Redeemer bought.

4 Ye hearts with youthful vigor warm,
The glorious prize pursue;
Nor shall ye want the goods of earth,
While heaven is kept in view.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Now let a true ambition rise
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

Now let a true ambition rise. P. Doddridge. [Seek first the Kingdom of God.] Written January 1, 1738/9 [D. MSS.], and published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 178, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "Seeking first the Kingdom of God.” It was also given in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 199. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d229

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #303

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #303

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d354

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Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #775

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #768

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #768

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #29

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d294

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d97

Hymns for Schools and Families #d338

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Hymns for Schools and Families, Specailly Designed for the Children of the Church #303

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d171

Parish Psalmody #d548

Parish Psalmody #d561

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d306

Revival Hymns #d60

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #226

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d398

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #680

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d274

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d248

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d245

The Christian Psalter #d373

The Church Hymn Book #d367

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d285

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #CCXCVII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CCXCVII

The New England Sunday School Hymn Book #d96

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1237

The Songs of Zion: or, The Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists #d132

The Songs of Zion: or, the Christian's New Hymn Book, for the Use of the Methodists. 2nd ed. #d131

Village Hymns #d360

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #541

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