Spring up, my soul, with ardent flight

Spring up, my soul, with ardent flight

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 Spring up, my soul, with ardent flight,
Nor let this earth delude thy sight
With glitt'ring trifles, gay and vain.
Wisdom divine directs thy view
To objects ever grand and new
And faith displays the shining train.

2 Be dead, my hopes, to all below;
Nor let unbounded torrents flow,
When mourning o'er my wither'd joys.
So this deceitful world is known:
Possess'd, I call it not my own,
Nor glory in its painted toys.

3 The empty pageant rolls along;
The giddy inexperienc'd throng
Pursue it with enchanted eyes:
It passeth in swift march away;
Still more and more its charms decay,
Till the last gaudy colour dies.

4 My God! to thee my soul shall turn;
To thee my noblest passions burn,
And drink in bliss from thee alone.
I fix on that unchanging home,
Where never-fading pleasures bloom,
Fresh-springing round thy radiant throne.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #507

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: Spring up, my soul, with ardent flight
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Spring up, my soul, with ardent flight. P. Doddridge. [Looking Heavenward.] From his Hymns 1755, No. 268. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #507

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #473

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #584

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #584

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #507

The Christian Psalter #d491

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d372

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The Harp #667

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