The flowery spring at God's command

The flowery spring at God's command

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

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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

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

Asaph: or, The Choir Book #d261

Cantica Laudis: or, the American Book of Church Music #d273

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H691

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #691

Evangelical Musick: or, The Sacred Minstrel and Sacred Harp United #d87

Family Hymns #d228

Gospel Praise Book #d241

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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Mission Songs: a collection of hymns and music, designed for Sabbath schools #38

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

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

Templi Carmina #d221

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

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d179

The Choral: a Collection of Church Music, Adapted to the Worship of All Denominations #d194

The Millennial Harp #d405

The Millennial Harp #d197

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d246

The Modern Psalmist #d284

The Social Harp. Rev. #d348

The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d290

Village Hymns #d524

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Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #523

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