New Year's Day

Remark, my soul, the narrow bounds

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 123 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Remark, my soul, the narrow bound
Of each revolving year;
How swift the weeks complete their round!
How short the months appear!

2 So fast eternity comes on,
And that important day
When all that mortal life hath done
God's judgment shall survey.

3 Awake, O God, my careless heart
Its great concerns to see,
That I may act the Christian's part,
And give the years to thee.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #553

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: Remark, my soul, the narrow bounds
Title: New Year's Day
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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RICHMOND (Haweis)

RICHMOND (also known as CHESTERFIELD) is a florid tune originally written by Thomas Haweis (PHH 270) and published in his collection Carmina Christo (1792). Samuel Webbe, Jr., adapted and shortened the tune and published it in his Collection of Psalm Tunes (1808). It was reprinted in 1853 in Webbe's…

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WARWICK (Stanley)


Timeline

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The Cyber Hymnal #9590
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