While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice

While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 While angels thus, O Lord! rejoice,
Shall men no anthem raise?
O may we lose these useless tongues,
When we forget to praise!

2 Then let us swell responsive notes,
And join the heavenly throng;
For angels no such love have known
As we, to wake their song!

3 Goodwill to sinful dust is shown,
And peace on earth is given;
For lo! th' incarnate Savior comes,
With news of joy from heaven!

4 Mercy and truth, with sweet accord,
His rising beams adorn!
Let heaven and earth in concert sing,
"The promised child is born!"

5 Glory to God, in highest strains,
By highest worlds is paid!
Be glory, then, by us proclaimed,
And by our lives displayed;

VI Till we attain those blissful realms,
Where now our Savior reigns;
To rival the celestial choirs
In their immortal strains!

Select Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Mr. Adgate's Pupils, 1787

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: While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English


While angels thus, O Lord, rejoice. An altered form of "High let us swell our tuneful notes" (p. 521, ii.). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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