God's Goodness to the Children of Men

Ye sons of men, with joy record

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 108 hymnals

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1 Ye sons of men, with joy record
The various wonders of the LORD;
And let his power and goodness sound
Thro' all your tribes the earth around.

2 Let the high heavens your songs invite,
Those spacious fields of brilliant light;
Where sun and moon and planets roll,
And stars, that glow from pole to pole.

3 Sing, earth, in verdant robes array'd,
Its herbs and flowers, its fruits and shade;
Peopled with life of various forms,
Of fish, and fowl, and beasts, and worms.

4 View the broad sea's majestic plains,
And think how wide its Maker reigns;
That band remotest nations joins,
And on each wave his goodness shines.

5 But O! that brighter world above,
Where lives and reigns incarnate love,
God's only Son, in flesh array'd,
For man a bleeding victim made.

6 Thither my soul with rapture soar
There in the land of praise adore;
The theme demands an angel's lay,
Demands an everlasting day.

Source: A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #56

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 sons of men, with joy record
Title: God's Goodness to the Children of Men
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7814
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