Why will ye lavish out your years

Why will ye lavish out your years

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Why will ye lavish out your years
Amidst a thousand trifling cares,
While, in the various range of thought,
The one thing needful is forgot?

2 Why will ye chase the fleeting wind
And famish an immortal mind,
While angels with regret look down,
To see you spurn a heav'nly crown?

3 Th'eternal God calls from above,
And Jesus pleads His dying love;
Awaken'd conscience gives you pain:
And shall they join their please in vain?

4 Not so your dying eyes shall view
Those objects which ye now pursue;
Not so shall heaven and hell appear
When the decisive hour is near.

5 Almighty God! Thine aid impart,
To fix conviction on the heart:
Thy power can clear the darkest eyes,
And make the haughtiest scorner wise.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #277

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 will ye lavish out your years
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Why will ye lavish out your years. P. Doddridge. [Care of the Soul]. In the D manuscript this hymn is undated, but is placed between two hymns which are dated respectively Oct. 29,1735, and November 16, 1735. It was published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 206, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 229. It is given in most American hymn-books as "Why will ye waste in trifling cares?" --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d277

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #173

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d370

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #277

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #241

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #241

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #534

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #534

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #244

Hymns, Selected and Original, for Sunday Schools of the Evangelical Lutheran Church #d529

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #244

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #244

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #244

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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #164

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d256

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The Book of Worship #286

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d493

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