The Lord, Our Lord, How Rich His Grace!

The Lord, our Lord, how rich His grace!

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: JAZER (Bradbury)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The Lord, our Lord, how rich His grace!
What stores of sovereign love
For humble souls, that seek His face,
And to His footstool move!

2 He pleads the cause of all His saints,
When foes against them rise;
He listens to their sad complaints,
And wipes their streaming eyes.

3 He takes away that dreadful cup
Of fury and of plagues,
Which justice sentenced them to drink,
And wring the bitter dregs.

4 He gave it to their Savior’s hand,
And filled it to the brim;
Their Savior drank the liquid death,
That they might live by Him.

5 Now take the cup of life, He cries,
Where heav’nly blessings flow:
Drink deep, nor fear to drain the springs
To which the draught ye owe.

6 We drink, and feel our life renewed,
And all our woes forget:
We drink, till that transporting hour,
When we our Lord shall meet.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12579

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, our Lord, how rich His grace!
Title: The Lord, Our Lord, How Rich His Grace!
Author: Philip Doddridge
Source: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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