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Lord’s Day 16, 2018


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

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Tremble, and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed,
and be still. Selah.

—Psalm 4:4

XXIX. Communing with our hearts. Psalm iv. 4.

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Return, my roving heart, return,
And chase these shadowy forms no more;
Seek out some solitude to mourn,
And thy forsaken God implore.

Wisdom and pleasure dwell at home;
Retir’d, and silent seek them there:
True conquest is ourselves t’ o’ercome,
True strength to break the tempter’s snare.

And thou, my God, whose piercing eye
Distinct surveys each deep recess,
In these abstracted hours draw nigh,
And with thy presence fill the place.

Thro’ all the mazes of my heart
My search let heav’nly wisdom guide,
And still it’s radiant beams impart,
Till all be search’d, and purified.

Then with the visits of thy love
Vouchsafe my inmost soul to chear;
Till ev’ry grace shall join to prove
That God hath fix’d his dwelling there.

—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 2018·04·22 by David Kjos
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Posted in: Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures · Lord’s Day · Phillip Doddridge

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