The flowery spring at God's command

The flowery spring at God's command

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: SEASONS (Pleyel)
Published in 42 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The flow’ry Spring at Thy command,
Perfumes the air, adorns the land;
The summer rays with vigor shine,
To raise the corn, to cheer the vine.

2 Thy hand, in autumn, richly pours
Thro’ all our coast, redundant stores;
And winters, softened by Thy care,
No more the face of horror wear.

3 The changing seasons, months, and days,
Demand successive songs of praise;
And be the grateful homage paid,
With morning light and evening shade.

4 Here in Thy house let incense rise,
And circling Sabbaths bless our eyes,
Till to those lofty heights we soar,
Where days and years revolve no more.


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #279a

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 >

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First Line: The flowery spring at God's command
Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #241

Asaph #d261

Cantica Laudis #d273

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d965

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Church Psalmody #H691

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Church Psalmody #691

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Evangelical Hymns #389

Evangelical Musick #d87

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Evangelical Musick #118

Family Hymns #d228

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Gospel Praise Book. #279a

Happy Greetings, a Collection of Choice Original Hymns and Tunes #d116

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Hymns for Christian Melody #757

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d283

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Hymns selected from various authors #508

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #691

Melodies of the Church #d924

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Mission Songs #38

Prayers for the Use of Families with a Selection of Hymns #d126

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Psalms and Hymns #733

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d452

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Songs of the Golden #69

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Sunday School Anthem and Chorus Book #129

Templi Carmina #d221

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d368

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The American Vocalist #5b

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d179

The Choral #d194

The Millennial Harp #d405

The Millennial Harp #d197

The Modern Harp #d246

The Modern Psalmist #d284

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #126

The Social Harp. Rev. #d348

The Social Harp #d290

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The Voice of melody #26

Village Hymns #d524

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #523

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original #523

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Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original #523

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