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Why will ye waste on trifling cares

Full Text

1 Why do we waste on trifling cares
That life which God's compassion spares,
While in the various range of thought,
The one thing needful is forgot?

2 Shall God invite us from above?
Shall Jesus urge his dying love?
Shall troubled conscience give us pain?
And all these pleas unite in vain?

3 Not so our eyes will always view
Those objects which we now pursue;
Not so will heav'n and hell appear,
When death's decisive hour is near.

4 Almighty God, thy grace impart;
Fix deep conviction on each heart;
Nor let us waste on trifling cares
That life in which thy compassion spares.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #184

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Why will ye waste on trifling cares
Author: Philip Doddridge

Tune

BERA (Gould)


HAMBURG

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) composed HAMBURG (named after the German city) in 1824. The tune was published in the 1825 edition of Mason's Handel and Haydn Society Collection of Church Music. Mason indicated that the tune was based on a chant in the first Gregorian tone. HAMBURG is a very simple tune with…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7734
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Instances

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The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #250
The Cyber Hymnal #7734TextScoreAudio
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