Ye humble souls that seek the Lord

Ye humble souls that seek the Lord

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 154 hymnals

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1 Ye humble souls that seek the Lord,
Chase all your fears away;
And bow with pleasure down to see
The place where Jesus lay,

2 Thus low the Lord of life was brought;
Such wonders love can do;
Thus cold in death, that bosom lay,
Which throbbed and bled for you.

3 A moment give a loose to grief,
Let grateful sorrows rise;
And wash the bloody stains away,
With torrents from your eyes

4 Then dry your tears, and tune your songs,
The Savior lives again;
Not all the gates and bars of death
The conqueror could detain.

5 High o'er the angelic bands he rears
His once dishonored head;
And though unnumbered years he reigns,
Who dwelt among the dead,

6 With joy, like his, shall every saint
His empty tomb survey;
Then rise, with his ascending Lord,
To realms of endless day.

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

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: Ye humble souls that seek the Lord
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English



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