Why should our mourning thoughts delight

Why should our mourning thoughts delight

Author: John Rippon
Published in 24 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Why should our mourning thoughts delight,
To grovel in the dust?
Or why should streams of tears unite,
Around th' expiring just?

2 Did not the Lord our Saviour die,
And triumph o'er the grave?
Did not our Lord ascend on high,
And prove his power to save?

3 Doth not the sacred Spirit come,
And dwell in all the saints?
And should the temples of his grace,
Resound with long complaints?

4 Awake, my soul, and like the sun,
Burst thro' each sable cloud;
And thou, my voice, tho' broke with sighs,
Tune forth thy songs aloud.

5 The spirit rais'd my Saviour up,
When he had bled for me;
And spite his deat and hell shall raise
Thy pious friends and thee.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXXXI

Author: John Rippon

Rippon, John, D.D., was born at Tiverton, Devon, April 29, 1751, and was educated for the ministry at the Baptist College, Bristol. In 1773 he became Pastor of the Baptist church in Carter Lane, Tooley Street (afterwards removed to New Park Street), London, and over this church he continued to preside until his death, on Dec. 17, 1836. The degree of D.D. was conferred on him in 1792 by the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Rippon was one of the most popular and influential Dissenting ministers of his time. From 1790 to 1802 he issued the Baptist Annual Register, a periodical containing an account of the most important events in the history of the Baptist Denomination in Great Britain and America during that period, and very val… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why should our mourning thoughts delight
Author: John Rippon
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d373

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #CCXXXI

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association (4th ed.) #231

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d629

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #300

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #540

Hymns Selected #d244

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d244

The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d476

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d634

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #846

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #716

The Good Old Songs #d654

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1135

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1286

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d268

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