Salvation O melodious sound

Salvation O melodious sound

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 57 hymnals

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1 Salvation! O melodious sound
to wretched dying Men!
Salvation, that from God proceeds,
and leads to God again!
2 Rescu'd from Hell's eternal Gloom,
from Fiends and fires and Chains;
Rais'd to a paradise of Bliss,
where Love, with Glory reigns!

3 But O! may a degen'rate Soul,
sinful and weak as mine,
Presume to raise a trembling Eye
to Blessings so divine?
4 The Lustre of so bright a Scene
my feeble Heart o'erbears;
And Unbelief almost perverts
the promise into Tears.

5 My Saviour-God, no Voice but Thine
these dying Hopes can raise;
Speak thy Salvation to my soul,
and turn its Tears to Praise.
6 My Saviour-GOD this broken Voice
transported shall proclaim,
And call on all th' Angelic Harps
to sound so sweet a Name.

Source: Appendix, Containing a Number of Hymns Taken Chiefly from Dr. Watts's Scriptural Collection #C

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: Salvation O melodious sound
Author: Philip Doddridge



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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d278

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d260

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d169

A Selection of Hymns....3d ed #d194

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #S155

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #166

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d365

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d246

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d265

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New Select Hymns: designed to accompany Watts' Psalms & Hymns #43

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d314

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book. Rev. #d136

Primitive Baptist Hymn Book for All Lovers of Sacred Song. 3rd ed. #d159

Revival Songs. 4th ed. #d218

The Baptist Harmony #d309

The Baptist Harmony #d319

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #208

The Good Old Songs #d463

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #831

The Southern Psalmist #d706

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d739

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #391

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