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Searcher of hearts, before thy face

Searcher of hearts, before thy face

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ST. ETHELDREDA
Published in 35 hymnals

Full Text

1 Searcher of hearts, before Thy face
I all my soul display,
And, conscious of its innate arts,
Entreat Thy strict survey.

2 If, lurking in its inmost folds,
I any sin conceal,
O let a ray of light divine
The secret guile reveal!

3 If in these fatal fetters bound
A wretched slave I lie:
Smite off my chains, and wake my soul
To light and liberty!

4 To humble penitence and prayer
Be gentle pity given;
Speak ample pardon to my heart,
And seal its claim to heaven.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #470

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Searcher of hearts, before thy face
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Searcher of hearts, before Thy face. P. Doddridge. [Lent]. Published by Job Orton, in his posthumous edition of Doddridge’s Hymns, &c., 1755, No. 250, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “Peter’s Admonition to Simon Magus, Acts viii. 21-24.” It was repeated in J. D. Humphrey’s edition of the same, 1839.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

ST. ETHELDREDA

Thomas Turton (b. Hatfield, Yorkshire, England, 1780; d. Westminster, Middlesex, England, 1864) composed ST. ETHELDREDA in 1860; it was published in James Turle's Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship (1863). Educated at Catharine Hall, Cambridge, England, Turton became a professor of mathematics at C…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #356Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #388Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #388Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #312Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #268aPage Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #312Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #312Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #377Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #470Page Scan
Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #470TextPage Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d608
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #584Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #573Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #397Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #461Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #461Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #140Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #99Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #151Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #151Page Scan
Hymns for the use of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, by the Authority of the Ministerium of Pennsylvania #503Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d212
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLXVIIIPage Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #229Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #459Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d348
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #312Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #986aPage Scan
The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d382
The Universalist Hymn-Book: a new collection of psalms and hymns, for the use of Universalist Societies (Stereotype ed.) #417Page Scan



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