Dismission

Now let your voices join

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 164 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Now let our voices join,
To form a sacred song;
Ye pilgrims in Jehovah's ways,
With music pass along.

2 How straight the path appears,
How open and how fair!
No lurking gins t' entrap our feet,
No fierce destroyer there.

3 But flowers of Paradise
In rich profusion spring;
The Sun of glory gilds the path,
And dear companions sing.

4 See Salem's golden spires
In beauteous prospect rise;
And brighter crowns than mortals wear,
Which sparkle through the skies.

5 All honor to his name
Who marks the shining way:
To him who leads the wanderers on
To realms of endless day.



Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #356

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: Now let your voices join
Title: Dismission
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #10463
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The Christian Harmony #23A

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