The Lord, how kind are all his ways

The Lord, how kind are all his ways

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 The Lord, how kind are all his ways,
When most they seem severe!
He frowns, and scourges, and rebukes,
That we may learn his fear.

2 With thorns he fences up our path,
And builds a wall around,
To guard us from the death that lurks
In sin's forbidden ground.

3 Return, ye wand'ring souls, return,
And seek his tender breast;
Call back the mem'ry of the days,
When there you found your rest.

4 Behold, O Lord! we fly to thee,
Tho' blushes veil our face;
Constrain'd our last retreat to seek
In thy much injur'd grace.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #248

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 Lord, how kind are all his ways
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #248

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #248

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #248

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d307

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #276

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #276

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #276

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