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A Savor of Life or Death

Praise to the Lord on high

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 49 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Praise to the Lord on high,
Who spreads his triumphs wide!
While Jesus' fragrant name
Is breathed on every side;
Balmy and rich the odors rise,
And fill the earth and reach the skies.

2 Ten thousand dying souls
Its influence feel, and live;
Sweeter than vital air
The incense they receive:
They breathe anew, and rise and sing--
Jesus, the Lord, their conquering King.

3 But they who scorn the grace
That brings salvation nigh,
And turn away their face,
Must faint, and fall, and die:
So sad a doom, ye saints, deplore;
For oh! they fall to rise no more.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #338

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 the Lord on high
Title: A Savor of Life or Death
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d685

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d688

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d688

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #263

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #504

A Selection of Hymns #d230

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d152

Chapel Hymns #d454

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d744

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Church Melodies #387

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Church Psalmist #140

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Church Psalmist #140

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Church Psalmist #140

Evangelical Musick #d67

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Evangelical Musick #198

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Hymns for Christian Melody #646

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Parish Hymns #210

Parish Psalmody #d661

Parish Psalmody #d674

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H236

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Sacred lyrics, or Select hymns #201

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Seamen's Hymns #140

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d491

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa144

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Select Hymns #144

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Social Psalmist #140

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #103

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #103

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #103

Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #d88

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Temperance Hymn Book and Minstrel #41

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The Baptist Praise Book #430

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The Christian Melodist #205

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #86

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d334

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #308

The Praise #d226

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The Psalmody #830

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D144

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The Voice of Praise #338

Village Hymns #d438

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #293

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #293

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #293

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