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The darkened sky, how thick it lowers

The darkened sky, how thick it lowers

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 59 hymnals

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1 The darkened sky, how thick it lowers!
Troubled with storms, and big with showers,
No cheerful gleam of light appears,
But nature pours forth all her tears.

2 Yet let the sons of grace revive;
He bids the soul that seeks him, live;
And from the gloomiest shade of night
Calls forth a morning of delight.

3 The seeds of ecstasy unknown
Are in these watered furrows sown;
See the green blades, how thick they rise,
And with fresh verdure bless our eyes!

4 In secret foldings they contain
Unnumbered ears of golden grain;
And heaven shall pour its beams around,
Till the ripe harvest load the ground.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #622

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: The darkened sky, how thick it lowers
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #328

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #328

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A Collection of Hymns #323

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #463

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #463

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #463

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #305

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #92

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #457

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XCVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CXXVI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #512

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #317

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #317

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #439

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P126

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #439

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #439

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d253

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #633

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #607

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #607

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Hymns for Church and Home #312

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Hymns for Public Worship #301

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #324

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #674

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #674

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #504

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Hymns of the Church Universal #436

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Hymns of the Spirit #595

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #460

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Hymns, Selected and Original #460

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Hymns #460

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Hymns #460

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Hymns #460

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Hymns #460

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #743

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d387

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #743

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The Christian Psalmist #P126a

The Christian Psalter #d505

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The Congregational Hymn Book #575

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The Gospel Psalmist #438

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The New Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, for Public, Social and Private Worship #149

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #395

The Vestry Hymn Book #d435

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The Voice of Praise #622

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Vestry Harmonies #97a

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