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

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



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

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