Ye servants of the Lord, Each in his office waitAuthor: Philip Doddridge (1755)
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1 Ye servants of the Lord,
Each in his office wait,
Observant of his heavenly word,
And watchful at his gate.
2 Let all your lamps be bright,
And trim the golden flame;
Gird up your loins, as in his sight,
For awful is his name.
3 Watch, 'tis your Lord's command;
And while we speak, he's near;
Mark the first signal of his hand,
And ready all appear.
4 O happy servant he
In such a posture found!
He shall his Lord with rapture see,
And be with honor crowned.
5 Christ shall the banquet spread
With his own bounteous hand,
And raise that favorite servant's head
Amidst th' angelic band.
A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816
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Ye servants of the Lord, Each in his office wait. P. Doddridge. [Christian Activity and Zeal.] Appeared in J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 210, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The active Christian"; and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 234. It is in extensive use, and usually in its ori-ginal form. Sometimes, however, stanza v. 1. 3, “And raise that favourite Servant's head," is altered to "And raise that faithful servant's head."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 13 of 13)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #57||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)||SM||Luke 12:35-38||2013||Advent | ; Church Year | Advent; Future hope | ; Jesus | coming again; Proper 14 | Year C; Proper 18 | Year A; The Third Sunday of Advent | Year A|
|Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #842||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge||2008|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #145||Ye servants of the Lord||2000|
|Common Praise (1998) #93||You Servants of the Lord||You servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)||SM||Psalm 27; Psalm 134; Isaiah 40:21-31; Matthew 20:20-28; Matthew 24:29-44; Matthew 25:1-13; Matthew 25:14-30; Mark 10:35-45; Mark 13:24-37; Philippians 4:1-9||1998||Advent | ; Discipleship ||
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #40||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||SM||Luke 12:35-39; Mark 13:34-37; Psalm 122:2||2000||Advent | ; Advent II | Year C; Third Sunday Before Advent | Year A|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #757||Ye servants of the Lord||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||SM||Luke 12:35; Luke 21:36; Mark 13:37; Matthew 24:42-44||2000||Advent | ; Faith, Trust and Commitment | ; Ordination/Commissioning | ; The Serving Community | ; Year A | Advent 1; Year C | Advent 1; Year C | Proper 14|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #150||Ye servants of the Lord||SM||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #248||Ye servants of the Lord||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #598||You servants of the Lord||NARENZA||P. Doddridge (1702-1751)||6 6 8 6 (SM)||Luke 12:35-38; Matthew 25:1-13||1987||God's Church | Doxology, Glory to God; Advent 1 | The Advent Hope; Last Sunday after Pentecost | Citizens of Heaven|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #566||Ye servants of the Lord||SM||1996|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #453||Ye servants of the Lord||Philip Doddridge||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7784||Ye Servants of the Lord||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge||SM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures </cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|
|The New English Hymnal #18||Ye servants of the Lord||NARENZA||Philip Doddridge, 1702-51||SM||1986||The Christian Year | Advent|