Abundant Life by Christ our Shepherd

Praise to our Shepherd's gracious name

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Praise to our shepherd's gracious name,
Who on so kind an errand came;
Came, that by him his flock might live,
And more abundant life receive.

2 Hail, great Immanuel from above,
High seated on thy throne of love!
O pour the vital torrent down,
Thy people's joy, their Lord's renown.

3 Scarce half alive we sigh and cry;
Scarce raise to thee our languid eye;
Kind Savior let our dying state
Compassion in thy heart create.

4 The shepherd's blood the sheep must heal;
O may we all its influence feel
'Till inward deep experience show,
Christ can begin a heav'n below.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CI

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: Praise to our Shepherd's gracious name
Title: Abundant Life by Christ our Shepherd
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d616

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #101

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A Selection of Hymns #CI

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Baptist Hymn Book #a124

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The Baptist Hymn Book #124

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #819

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #266

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