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Return, my roving heart, return

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1 Return, my roving heart, return,
And chase these shadowy forms no more;
Seek out some solitude to mourn,
And thy forsaken God implore.

2 Wisdom and pleasure dwell at home;
Retired and silent seek them there:
This is the way to overcome,
The way to break the tempter's snare.

3 And thou my god, whose piercing eye
Distinct surveys each deep recess,
In these abstracted hours draw nigh,
And with thy presence fill the place.

4 Through the recesses of my heart
My search let heavenly wisdom guide,
And still its radiant beams impart,
Till all be searched and purified.

5 Then, with the visits of thy love,
Vouchsafe my inmost soul to cheer;
Till every grace shall join to prove,
That God hath fixed his dwelling there.

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 >

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First Line: Return, my roving heart, return
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Collection of Hymns #87

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #336

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #336

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #336

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #274

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d276

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #258

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #363

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #387

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #383

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #452

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #206

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #206

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #198

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXX

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXX

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A Selection of Hymns for Worship (2nd ed.) #209

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #329

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d319

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #383

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #383

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #506

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Baptist Chorals #21

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d751

Chapel Hymns #d461

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #370

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d758

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #42

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Church Harmonies #642

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d880

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Church Melodies #770

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Church Psalmist #374

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Church Psalmist #374

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Church Psalmist #374

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Church Psalmody #H295

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Church Psalmody #295

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Dyer's Psalmist #372

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Evangelical Hymns #485

Family Hymns #d201

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d225

General Baptist Hymn Book #d397

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #562

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #384

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #478

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #57

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Hymns for Church and Home #87

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Hymns for Public Worship #395

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Hymns for Schools #110

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Hymns for Social Meetings #115

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d131

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Hymns for Social Worship #316

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #352

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d907

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Hymns for Youth, Suitable to be Used in Sabbath and Parochial Schools #324

Hymns Selected #d170

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d169

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d208

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #427

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Hymns, Selected and Original #427

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Hymns #427

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Hymns #427

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Hymns #427

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Hymns #427

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Laudes Domini #649

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #295

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d153

Melodies of the Church #d844

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Parish Hymns #22

Parish Psalmody #d680

Parish Psalmody #d693

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1091

Psalmista #d203

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d677

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #505

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H657

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d360

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Psalms and Hymns #335

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #174

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #202

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Seamen's Hymns #374

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d501

Social Hymn and Tune Book #d337

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Social Hymn Book #252

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