Shepherd of Israel, bend thine ear

Shepherd of Israel, bend thine ear

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Shepherd of Israel, bend thine ear,
Thy servants' groans indulgent hear;
Perplex'd, distress'd, to thee we cry,
And seek the guidance of thine eye.

2 Thy comprehensive view surveys
Our wandering paths, our trackless ways;
Send forth, O Lord, thy truth and light,
To guide our doubtful footsteps right.

3 With longing eyes, behold, we wait
In suppliant crowds at mercy's gate:
Our drooping hearts, O God, sustain:
Shall Israel seek thy face in vain?

4 O Lord, in ways of peace return,
Nor let thy flock neglected mourn;
May our blest eyes a shepherd see,
Dear to our souls, and dear to thee.

5 Fed by his care, our tongues shall raise
A cheerful tribute to thy praise;
Our children learn the grateful song,
And theirs the cheerful notes prolong.

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #570

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: Shepherd of Israel, bend thine ear
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Shepherd of Israel, bend Thine ear. P. Doddridge. [During a Ministerial Vacancy.] In the D. manuscript this is No. 63, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and is headed, "Of seeking a right way from God, from Ezra viii. 21. At a meeting of ministers at Bedworth, during their long vacancy;" and is dated "April 10, 1735." It was published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 370, in a slightly altered form; and the same text was repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. It is usually given in modern hymnbooks in a slightly altered form from that of 1755. In the Songs for the Sanctuary, N. Y., 1865, st. ii.-iv. are given as "O Lord, Thy pitying eye surveys." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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