What strange perplexities arise

What strange perplexities arise

Author: Samuel Davies
Tune: BOWEN
Published in 54 hymnals

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1 What strange perplexities arise,
What anxious fears and jealousies!
What crowds in doubtful light appear,
How few, alas, approved and clear!

2 And what am I?--my soul, awake,
And an impartial survey take.
Does no dark sign, no ground of fear,
In practice or in heart appear?

3 What image does my spirit bear?
Is Jesus formed and living there?
Ah, do His lineaments divine
In thought, and word, and action shine?

4 Searcher of hearts, O search me still;
The secrets of my soul reveal;
My fears remove; let me appear
To God and my own conscience clear!

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #469

Author: Samuel Davies

Davies, Samuel., M.A., born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Delaware, America, Nov. 3, 1723, and educated under the Rev. Samuel Blair, of Chester County, Pennsylvania, through the pecuniary assistance of the Rev. William Robinson, a Presbyterian Minister of New Brunswick. In 1745 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Newcastle as a probationer for the ministry, and undertook duty in Virginia, in 1747. After visiting England in 1753, on behalf of the New Jersey College, and having received the degree of M.A., he was appointed President of New Jersey Presbyterian College, Princeton, in succession to Jonathan Edwards. He died Feb. 4, 1761, at the early age of 37. His manuscripts were entrusted to Dr. T. Gibbons, who published therefrom 5 volumes… Go to person page >

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A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #d165

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #289

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #469

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #469

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #88

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Hymns of the Church Militant #66

Hymns Selected #d230

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d229

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #402

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #402

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #402

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #402

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d878

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d890

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #247

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d596

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #413

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The Book of Worship #211

The Church Hymn Book #d1119

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d703

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1049

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d250

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