Why flow these torrents of distress

Why flow these torrents of distress

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Why flow these torrents of distress?"
(The gentle Savior cries)
"Why are my sleeping saints surveyed
With unbelieving eyes!

2 "Death's feeble arm shall never boast,
A Friend of Christ is slain;
Nor o'er their meaner part in dust
A lasting power retain.

3 "I come, on wings of love I come,
The slumberers to awake;
My voice shall reach the deepest tomb,
And all its bonds shall break.

4 "Touched by my hand, in smiles they rise;
They rise to sleep no more;
But robed with light and crowned with joy,
To endless day they soar.

5 Jesus, our faith receives thy word;
And, though fond nature weep,
Grace learns to hail the pious dead,
And emulate their sleep.

6 Our willing souls thy summons wait
With them to rest and praise;
So let thy much-loved presence cheer
These separating days.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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: Why flow these torrents of distress
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English



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