The day approaches, O my soul

The day approaches, O my soul

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 44 hymnals

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1 The day approaches, O my soul!
The great decisive day,
Which from the verge of mortal life
Shall bear thee far away.

2 Another day more awful dawns,
And, lo, the Judge appears.
Ye heav'ns, retire before his face;
And sink, ye darken'd stars.

3 Yet does one short preparing hour,
One precious hour remain:
Rouse thee, my soul, with all thy pow'r,
Nor let it pass in vain.

4 With me, my brethren soon must die,
And at his bar appear:
Then be our intercourse improv'd
To mutual comfort here.

5 For this, thy temple, Lord! we throng:
For this, thy board surround.
Here may our service be approv'd,
And in thy presence crown'd.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #502

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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Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCCIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #75

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #319

Christian Mission Hymns #d29

General Baptist Hymn Book #d437

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Hymns for the Camp. (3rd ed. rev. and enl.) #124

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #864

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #864

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #521

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #334

Prison Hymn Book #d324

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Revival Hymns #35

Social Hymns, Original and Selected #d164

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d230

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #326

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d811

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The Advent Harp; designed for believers in the speedy coming of Christ #144a

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The Baptist Praise Book #589

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1242

The Bible Harp #d243

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d324

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d319

The Christian Psalter #d506

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #89

The Devotional Hymn Book #d448

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1137

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1147

The Southern Psalmist #d777

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d816

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #430

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