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Lord’s Day 13, 2017


I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”

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Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him.

—Genesis 5:24

By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God.

—Hebrews 11:5

I. Enoch’s Piety and Translation. Genesis v. 24. Hebrews xi. 5.
Philip Doddridge (1702–1751)

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Eternal God, our wond’ring Souls
Admire thy matchless Grace;
That Thou wilt walk, that Thou wilt dwell,
With Adam’s worthless Race.

O lead me to that happy Path,
Where I my God may meet;
Tho’ Hosts of Foes begird it round,
Tho’ Briars wound my Feet.

Chear’d with thy Converse, I can trace
The Desart with Delight:
Thro’ all the Gloom one Smile of thine
Can dissipate the Night.

Nor shall I thro’ eternal Days
A restless Pilgrim roam;
Thy Hand, that now directs my Course,
Shall soon convey me home.

I ask not Enoch’s rapt’rous Flight
To Realms of heav’nly Day;
Nor seek Elijah’s fiery Steeds,
To bear this Flesh away.

Joyful my Spirit will consent
To drop its mortal Load,
And hail the sharpest Pangs of Death,
That break its Way to God.

—Philip Doddridge, Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures (Salop, 1755).

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


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Posted 2017·03·26 by David Kjos
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