See human nature sunk in shame

See human nature sunk in shame

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 See human nature sunk in shame;
See scandals poured on Jesu's name;
The father wounded through the son;
The world abused, the soul undone.

2 See the short course of vain delight,
Closing in everlasting night;
In flames, that no abatement know,
Kindled by sin the source of woe.

3 My God, I feel the mournful scene;
My bowels yearn o'er dying men;
And fain new pity would reclaim,
And snatch the fire-brands from the flame.

4 But feeble my compassion proves,
And can but weep, where most it loves;
Thy own all-saving arm employ,
And turn these drops of grief to joy.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: See human nature sunk in shame
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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