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Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures

(26 posts)

Lord’s Day 6, 2017

Sunday··2017·02·05
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none; and those who weep, as though they did not weep; and those who rejoice, as though they did not rejoice; and those who buy, as though they did not possess; and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away. —1 Corinthians 7:29–31 CCLXVIII. The transitory Nature of the World, an Argument for Christian Moderation. 1 Cor. vii. 29–31. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) Spring up, my Soul, with ardent Flight, Nor let this Earth delude thy Sight With glitt’ring Trifles, gay and vain: Wisdom divine directs thy View To Objects ever grand and new, And Faith displays the shining Train. Be dead, my Hopes, to all below; Nor let unbounded Torrents flow, When mourning o’er my wither’d Joys: So this deceitful world is known: Possess’d, I call it not my own, Nor glory in its painted Toys. The empty Pageant rolls along; The giddy inexperienc’d Throng Pursue it with enchanted Eyes; It passeth in swift March away, Still more and more its Charms decay, Till the last gaudy Colour dies. My God, to Thee my Soul shall turn; For Thee my noblest Passions burn, And drink in Bliss from Thee alone: I fix on that unchanging Home, Where never-fading Pleasures bloom, Fresh-springing round Thy radiant Throne. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 13, 2017

Sunday··2017·03·26
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 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) 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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 26, 2017

Sunday··2017·06·25
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Now it came about after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant, saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, cross this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them, to the sons of Israel. Every place on which the sole of your foot treads, I have given it to you, just as I spoke to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon, even as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and as far as the Great Sea toward the setting of the sun will be your territory. No man will be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.” —Joshua 1:1–5 XVII. Support in the gracious Presence of God under the Loss of Ministers, and other useful Friends. Joshua i. 2, 4, 5. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) Now let our mourning Hearts revive, And all our Tears be dry. Why should those Eyes be drown’d in Grief, Which view a Saviour nigh? What tho’ the Arm of conqu’ring Death Does God’s own House invade? What tho’ the Prophet, and the Priest Be number’d with the Dead? Tho’ earthly Shepherds dwell in Dust, The Aged, and the Young, The watchful Eye in Darkness clos’d, And mute th’ instructive Tongue; Th’ eternal Shepherd still survives New Comfort to impart; His Eye still guides us, and his Voice Still animates our Heart. “Lo, I am with you, saith the Lord, “My Church shall safe abide; “For I will ne’er forsake my own, “Whose Souls in me confide.” Thro’ every Scene of Life, and Death, This Promise is our Trust; And this shall be our Children’s Song, When we are cold in Dust. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 34, 2017

Sunday··2017·08·20
Moreover David was greatly distressed because the people spoke of stoning him, for all the people were embittered, each one because of his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God. —1 Samuel 30:6 XX. The Saint encouraging himself in the Lord his God. 1 Sam. xxx. 6. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) Jehovah, ’tis a glorious Name: Still pregnant with Delight; It scatters round a chearful Beam, To gild the darkest Night. What tho’ our mortal Comforts fade, And drop like with’ring Flowers? Nor Time nor Death can break that Band, Which makes Jehovah ours. My Cares, I give you to the Wind, And shake you off like Dust; Well may I trust my All with him, With whom my Soul I trust. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 41, 2017

Sunday··2017·10·08
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Truly is not my house so with God? For He has made an everlasting covenant with me, Ordered in all things, and secured; For all my salvation and all my desire, Will He not indeed make it grow? —2 Samuel 23:5 XXII. Support in God’s covenant in the near views of death. 2 Sam. xxiii. 1. and 5. compared. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) ’Tis mine, the Cov’nant of his Grace; And every promise mine! All sprung from everlasting love, And seal’d by blood divine. On my unworthy favour’d head Its blessings all unite; Blessings more numerous than the stars, More lasting, and more bright. Death, thou mayst tear this rag of flesh, And sink my fainting head, And lay my ruins in the grave, Among my kindred dead: But death and hell in vain shall strive To break that sacred rest, Which God’s expiring children feel, While leaning on his breast. Th’ enlarged soul thou canst not reach, Nor rend from Christ away; Tho’ o’er my mould’ring dust thou boast, The triumphs of a day. The night is past, my morning dawns; My Cov’nant God descends, And wakes that dust to join my soul In bliss that never ends. That Cov’nant the last accent claims Of this poor falt’ring tongue; And that shall the first notes employ Of my celestial song. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 48, 2017

Sunday··2017·11·26
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” All Judah rejoiced concerning the oath, for they had sworn with their whole heart and had sought Him earnestly, and He let them find Him. So the Lord gave them rest on every side. —2 Chronicles 15:15 XXIII. Rejoicing in our covenant-engagements to God. 2 Chron. xv. 15. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) O happy day, that fix’d my choice On thee, my Saviour, and my God! Well may this glowing heart rejoice, And tell its raptures all abroad. O happy bond, that seals my vows To him who merits all my love! Let chearful anthems fill his house, While to that sacred shrine I move. ’Tis done; the great transaction’s done: I am my Lord’s, and he is mine: He drew me, and I follow’d on, Charm’d to confess the voice divine. Now rest my long divided heart, Fix’d on this blissful centre, rest; With Ashes who would grudge to part When call’d on angels bread to feast? High heav’n, that heard the solemn vow, That vow renew’d shall daily hear; Till in life’s latest hour I bow, And bless in death a bond so dear. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about "sermon from:thethirstytheo" !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 52, 2017

Sunday··2017·12·24
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed, To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord. —Luke 4:18–19 CCIII. Christ's Message. Luke iv. 18, 19. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) Hark the glad sound! The Saviour comes, The Saviour promis’d long! Let ev’ry heart prepare a throne, And ev’ry voice a song. On him the Spirit largely pour’d Exerts its sacred fire; Wisdom and might, and zeal and love His holy breast inspire. He comes the pris’ners to release In Satan’s bondage held; The gates of brass before him burst, The iron’ fetters yield. He comes from thickest films of vice To clear the mental ray, And on the eye-balls of the blind To pour celestial day. He comes the broken heart to bind, The bleeding soul to cure, And with the treasures of his grace T’ inrich the humble poor. His silver trumpets publish loud The Jub’lee of the Lord; Our debts are all remitted now, Our heritage restor’d. Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace, Thy welcome shall proclaim; And heav’n’s eternal arches ring With thy beloved name. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 53, 2017

Sunday··2017·12·31
Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.” —1 Samuel 7:12 XIX. Ebenezer; or God’s helping Hand review’d and acknowledged. 1 Sam. vii. 12. For New-Year’s Day. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) My helper God! I bless his Name: The same his Power, his Grace the same. The Tokens of his friendly Care Open, and crown, and close the Year. I ’midst ten thousand Dangers stand, Supported by his guardian Hand; And see, when I survey my Ways, Ten thousand Monuments of Praise. Thus far his Arm has led me on; Thus far I make his Mercy known; And, while I tread this desart Land, New Mercies shall new Songs demand. My greateful Soul, on Jordan’s Shore, Shall raise one sacred Pillar more: Then bear, in his bright Courts above, Inscriptions of immortal Love. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 4, 2018

Sunday··2018·01·28
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” For when a few years are past, I shall go the way of no return. —Job 16:22 XXVII. The great journey. Job xvi. 22. Philip Doddridge (1702–1751) Behold the path that mortals tread Down to the regions of the dead! Nor will the fleeting moments stay, Nor can we measure back our way. Our kindred and our friends are gone; Know, O my soul, this doom thine own; Feeble as theirs my mortal frame, The same my way, my house the same. From vital air, from chearful light, To the cold grave’s perpetual Night, From scenes of duty, means of grace, Must I to God’s tribunal pass. Important journey! awful view! How great the change! the scenes how new The golden gates of heav’n display’d, Or hell’s fierce flames, and gloomy shade, Awake, my soul; thy way prepare, And lose in this each mortal care; With steady feet that path be trod, Which thro’ the grave conducts to God. Jesus, to thee my all I trust: And if thou call me down to dust, I know thy voice, I bless thy hand, And die in smiles at thy command. What was my terror, is my joy; These views my brightest hopes employ To go, e’er many years are o’er, Secure I shall return no more. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 10, 2018

Sunday··2018·03·11
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” He will sing to men and say, “I have sinned and perverted what is right, And it is not proper for me. “He has redeemed my soul from going to the pit, And my life shall see the light.” —Job 33:27–28 XXVIII. The penitent brought back from the pit. Job xxxiii. 27, 28. The Lord from his exalted throne, In majesty array’d, Looks with a melting pity down On all, that seek his aid. When, touch’d with penitent remorse, Our follies past we mourn, With what a tenderness of love He meets our first return! From heav’n he sent his only son To ransom us with blood, To snatch us from the burning pit, When on it’s brink we stood. From death and hell he leads us up By a delightful Way; And the bright beams of endless life Does round our path display. Great God, we wonder, and adore; And, to exalt such grace, We long to learn the songs of heav’n E’er yet we reach the place. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 16, 2018

Sunday··2018·04·22
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” 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. 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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 22, 2018

Sunday··2018·06·03
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You. —Psalm 9:10 XXX. God’s name the encouragement of our faith. Psalm ix. 10. Sing to the Lord, who loud proclaims His various, and his saving names; O may they not be heard alone, But by our sure experience known! Let great Jehovah be ador’d, Th’ eternal, all-sufficient Lord, He thro’ the world most high confess’d, By whom ’twas form’d, and is possess’d. Awake our noblest pow’rs to bless The God of Abram, God of peace; Now by a dearer title known, Father and God of Christ his son. Thro’ ev’ry age his gracious ear Is open to his servants pray’r, Nor can one humble soul complain, That it has sought its God in vain. What unbelieving heart shall dare In whispers to suggest a fear? While still he owns his ancient name, The same his pow’r, his love the same. To thee our souls in faith arise, To thee we lift expecting eyes; And boldly thro’ the desart tread, For God will guard, where God shall lead. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 27, 2018

Sunday··2018·07·08
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. —Psalm 18:2 XXXI. Triumph in God’s protection. Psalm xviii. 2. Legions of foes beset me round, While marching o’er this dang’rous ground; Yet in Jehovah’s aid I trust, And in his pow’r superior boast. My buckler he: his shield is spread To cover this defenceless head: Now let the fiercest foes assail, Their darts, I count, as rattling hail. He is my rock, and he my tow’r; The base how firm! the walls how sure! The battlements how high they rise! And hide their summits in the skies. Deliv’rances to God belong; He is my strength, and he my song; The horn of my salvation he, And all my foes dispers’d shall flee. Thro’ the long march my lips shall sing My great protector, and my king, Till Zion’s mount my feet ascend, And all my painful warfare end. Rais’d on the shining turrets there Thro’ all the prospect wide, and fair, A land of peace his hosts survey, And bless the grace, that led the way. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 33, 2018

Sunday··2018·08·19
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4 XXXII. Support in death. Psalm xxiii. 4.   Behold the gloomy vale, Which thou, my soul, must tread, Beset with terrors fierce and pale, That leads thee to the dead. Ye pleasing scenes, adieu, Which I so long have known: My friends, a long farewell to you, For I must pass alone. And thou, beloved clay, Long partner of my cares, In this rough path art torn away With agony and tears. But see a ray of light, With splendors all divine, Breaks thro’ these doleful realms of night, And makes it’s horrors shine. Where death and darkness reigns, Jehovah is my stay: His rod my trembling feet sustains, His staff defends my way. Dear Shepherd, lead me on; My soul disdains to fear; Death’s gloomy phantoms all are flown, Now life’s great Lord is near. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 39, 2018

Sunday··2018·09·30
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. —Psalm 23:6 XXXIII. The Good man’s prospect for time and eternity. Psalm xxiii. 6. My soul triumphant in the Lord Shall tell its joys abroad; And march with holy vigour on, Supported by its God. Thro’ all the winding maze of life, His hand hath been my guide, And in that long experienc’d care My heart shall still confide. His grace thro’ all the desart flows An unexhausted stream: That grace on Zion’s sacred mount Shall be my endless theme. Beyond the choicest joys of earth These distant courts I love; But O! I burn with strong desire To view thy house above. Mingled with all the shining band My soul would there adore; A pillar in thy temple fix’d, To be remov’d no more. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these. Tweets about #LordsDay from:thethirstytheo !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Lord’s Day 45, 2018

Sunday··2018·11·11
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” How great is Your goodness, Which You have stored up for those who fear You, Which You have wrought for those who take refuge in You, Before the sons of men! —Psalm 31:19 XXXIV. The goodness which God has wrought, and laid up for his people. Psalm xxxi. 19. Our souls with pleasing wonder view The bounties of thy grace; How much bestow’d; how much reserv’d For them that seek thy face! Thy lib’ral hand with worldly bliss Oft makes their cup run o’er; And in the cov’nant of thy love They find diviner store. Here mercy hides their num’rous sins; Here grace their souls renews; Here thine own reconciled face Doth heav’nly beams diffuse. But O! what treasures yet unknown Are lodg’d in worlds to come? If these th’ enjoyments of the way, How happy is their home? And what shall mortal worms reply? Or how such goodness own? But ’tis our joy that, Lord, to thee Thy servants hearts are known. Thine eyes shall read those grateful thoughts, No language can express: Yet when our liv’liest thanks we pay, Our debts do most increase. Since time’s too short, All-gracious God, To utter half thy praise, Loud to the honour of thy name Eternal hymns we’ll raise. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 51, 2018

Sunday··2018·12·23
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Lord be magnified!” —Psalm 40:16 XL. God magnified by those that love his salvation. Psalm xl. 16. God of salvation, we adore Thy saving love, thy saving pow’r; And to our utmost stretch of thought Hail the redemption thou hast wrought. We love the stroke, that breaks our chain, The sword, by which our sins are slain; And, while abas’d in dust we bow, We sing the grace, that lays us low. Perish each thought of human pride: Let God be magnified: His glory let the heav’ns resound Shouted from earth’s remotest bound. Saints, who his full salvation know, Saints, who but taste it here below, Join ev’ry angel’s’voiceto raise Continu’d never-ending praise. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 6, 2019

Sunday··2019·02·10
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty! And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things. —Psalm 45:3–4 XLI. The Triumph of Christ in the Cause of Truth, Meekness, and Righteousness. Psalm xlv. 3, 4. Loud to the Prince of Heav’n Your chearful Voices raise! To him your Vows be giv’n, And fill his Courts with Praise. With conscious Worth All-clad in Arms, All-bright in Charms, He sallies forth. Gird on thy conqu’ring Sword, Ascend thy shining Car, And march, Almighty Lord, To wage thy holy War. Before his Wheels In glad Surprize, Ye Valleys, rise, And sink, ye Hills. Fair Truth, and smiling Love, And injur’d Righteousness In thy Retinue move, And seek from thee Redress: Thou in their Cause Shalt prosp’rous ride, And far and wide Dispense thy Laws. Before thine awful Face Millions of Foes shall fall, he Captives of thy Grace, That Grace, which conquers all. The World shall know, Great King of Kings, What wond’rous Things Thine Arm can do. Here to my willing Soul Bend thy triumphant Way; Here ev’ry Foe controul, And all thy Pow’r display. My Heart, thy Throne, Blest Jesus, see Bows low to thee, To thee alone. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 12, 2019

Sunday··2019·03·24
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah. —Psalm 46:10–11 XLII. Quietness under Affliction a proper Acknowledgment of GOD. Psalm xlvi. 10‐. Peace, ’tis the Lord Jehovah’s Hand, That blasts our Joys in Death; Changes the Visage once so dear, And gathers back our Breath. ’Tis he, the Potentate supreme Of all the Worlds above, Whose steady Counsels wisely rule, Nor from their Purpose move. ’Tis he, whose Justice might demand Our Souls a Sacrifice; Yet scatters with unwearied Hand A thousand rich Supplies. Our Cov’nant-God and Father he In Christ our bleeding Lord; Whose Grace can heal the bursting Heart With one reviving Word. Fair Garlands of immortal Bliss He weaves for ev’ry Brow; And shall tumultuous Passions rise, If he correct us now? Silent I own Jehovah’s Name; I kiss thy scourging Hand; And yield my Comforts, and my Life To thy supreme Command. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 18, 2019

Sunday··2019·05·05
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” He rules by His might forever; His eyes keep watch on the nations; Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. —Psalm 66:7 XLIV. Rebels against the supreme Sovereign admonished. Psalm lxvi. 7. The Lord of Glory reigns supremely great, And o’er Heav’ns Arches builds his royal Seat. Thro’ Worlds unknown his sov’reign Sway extends, Nor Space nor Time his boundless Empire ends. His Eye beholds th’ Affairs of ev’ry Nation, And reads each Thought through his immense Creation. Lightnings, and Storms his mighty Word obey, And Planets roll, where he has mark’d their Way: Unnumber’d Cherubs vail’d before him stand, At his first Signal all their Wings expand; His Praise gives Harmony to all their Voices, And ev’ry Heart through the full Choir rejoices. Rebellious Mortals, cease your Tumults vain, Nor longer such unequal War maintain: Let Clay with Fellow-Clay in Combate strive, But dread to brave the Pow’r, by which you live: With contrite Hearts fall prostrate & adore him, For, if he frowns, ye perish all before him. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 25, 2019

Sunday··2019·06·23
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Then they spoke against God; They said, “Can God prepare a table in the wilderness? “Behold, He struck the rock so that waters gushed out, And streams were overflowing; Can He give bread also? Will He provide meat for His people?” —Psalm 78:19–20 XLVII. God furnishing a Table in the Wilderness. Psalm lxxviii. 19, 20. Parent of universal Good! We own thy bounteous Hand, Which does so rich a Table spread, Ev’n in this desart Land. Struck by thy Pow’r the flinty Rocks In gushing Torrents flow; The feather’d Wand’rers of the Air Thy guiding Instinct know. The pregnant Clouds at thy Command Rain down delicious Bread; And by light Drops of pearly Dew Are num’rous Armies fed. Supported thus, thine Israel march’d The promis’d Land to gain: And shall thy Children now begin To seek their God in vain? Are all thy Stores exhausted now? Or does thy Mercy fail? That Faith should languish in our Breasts And anxious Cares prevail? Ye base unworthy Fears, be gone, And wide disperse in Air; Then may I feel my Father’s Rod, When I suspect his Care. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 31, 2019

Sunday··2019·08·04
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” But of Zion it shall be said, “This one and that one were born in her”; And the Most High Himself will establish her. The Lord will count when He registers the peoples, “This one was born there.” Selah. Then those who sing as well as those who play the flutes shall say, “All my springs of joy are in you.” —Psalm 87:5–7 XLVIX. The Church the Birth-place of the Saints, and God’s Care of it. Psalm lxxxvii. 5. On opening a new Place of Worship. And will the great Eternal God On Earth establish his Abode? And will He from his radiant Throne, Avow our Temples for his own? We bring the Tribute of our Praise, And sing that condescending Grace, Which to our Notes will lend an Ear, And call us sinful Mortals near. Our Father’s watchful Care we bless, Which guards our Synagogues in Peace, That no tumultuous Foes invade, To fill our Worshippers with Dread. These Walls we to thy Honour raise; Long may they eccho with thy Praise; And Thou descending fill the Place With choicest Tokens of thy Grace. Here let the great Redeemer reign With all the Graces of his Train; While Pow’r divine his Word attends To conquer Foes, and chear his Friends. And in the great decisive Day, When God the Nations shall survey, May it before the World appear, That Crouds were born to Glory here. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 37, 2019

Sunday··2019·09·22
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners; To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn, To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified. —Isaiah 61:1–3 L. The Gospel Jubilee. Psalm lxxxix. 15. compared with Levit. xxv. and Isa. lxi. 2. Loud let the tuneful Trumpet sound, And spread the joyful Tidings round; Let ev’ry Soul with Transport hear, And hail the Lord’s accepted Year. Ye Debtors, whom he gives to know, That you ten thousand Talents owe, When humbled at his Feet ye fall, Your gracious Lord forgives them all. Slaves, that have borne the heavy Chain Of Sin and Hell’s tyrannic Reign, To Liberty assert your Claim, And urge the great Redeemer’s Name. The rich Inheritance you lost, Restor’d, improv’d, you now may boast; Fair Salem your Arrival waits, To golden Streets, and pearly Gates. Her blest Inhabitants no more Bondage, and Poverty deplore: No Debt, but Love immensely great, Whose Joy still rises with the Debt. O happy Souls that know the Sound! God’s Light shall all their Steps surround; And shew that Jubilee begun, Which thro’ eternal Years shall run. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 52, 2019

Sunday··2019·12·29
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” There will be silence before You, and praise in Zion, O God, And to You the vow will be performed. O You who hear prayer, To You all men come. Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You forgive them. How blessed is the one whom You choose and bring near to You To dwell in Your courts. We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Your holy temple. By awesome deeds You answer us in righteousness, O God of our salvation, You who are the trust of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest sea; Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might; Who stills the roaring of the seas, The roaring of their waves, And the tumult of the peoples. They who dwell in the ends of the earth stand in awe of Your signs; You make the dawn and the sunset shout for joy. You visit the earth and cause it to overflow; You greatly enrich it; The stream of God is full of water; You prepare their grain, for thus You prepare the earth. You water its furrows abundantly, You settle its ridges, You soften it with showers, You bless its growth. You have crowned the year with Your bounty, And Your paths drip with fatness. The pastures of the wilderness drip, And the hills gird themselves with rejoicing. The meadows are clothed with flocks And the valleys are covered with grain; They shout for joy, yes, they sing. —Psalm 65 XLIII. The Year crowned with the divine Goodness. Psalm lxv. 11. For New-Year’s Day. Eternal Source of ev’ry Joy! Well may thy Praise our Lips employ, While in thy Temple we appear, Whose Goodness crowns the circling Year. Wide as the Wheels of Nature roll Thy Hand supports the steady Pole: The Sun is taught by thee to rise, And Darkness when to veil the Skies. The flow’ry Spring at thy Command Embalms the Air, and paints the Land; The Summer Rays with Vigour shine To raise the Corn, and chear the Vine. Thy Hand in Autumn richly pours Thro’ all our Coasts redundant Stores; And Winters, soft’ned by thy Care, No more a Face of Horror wear. Seasons, and Months, and Weeks, and Days Demand successive Songs of Praise; Still be the chearful Homage paid With opening Light, and evening Shade. Here in thy House shall Incense rise, As circling Sabbaths bless our Eyes; Still will we make thy Mercies known, Around thy Board, and round our own. O may our more harmonious Tongues In Worlds unknown persue the Songs; And in those brighter Courts adore, Where Days and Years revolve no more. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 6, 2020

Sunday··2020·02·09
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Lord, You have been our dwelling place in all generations. Before the mountains were born Or You gave birth to the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God. —Psalm 90:1–2 LI. God the Dwelling-Place of his People thro’ all Generations. Psalm xc. 1. Thou, Lord, thro’ ev’ry changing Scene Hast to thy Saints a Refuge been: Thro’ ev’ry Age, Eternal God, Their pleasing Home, their safe Abode. In thee our Fathers sought their Rest; In thee our Fathers still are blest; And, while the Tomb confines their Dust, In thee their Souls abide, and trust. Lo, we are ris’n, a feeble Race, A while to fill our Fathers Place; Our helpless State with Pity view, And let us share their Refuge too. Thro’ all the thorny Paths we trace In this uncertain Wilderness, When Friends desert, and Foes invade, Revive our Heart, and guard our Head. So when this Pilgrimage is o’er, And we must dwell in Flesh no more, To thee our sep’rate Souls shall come, And find in thee a surer Home. To thee our Infant Race we leave; Them may their Father’s God receive; That Voices yet unform’d may raise Succeeding Hymns of humble Praise. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

Lord’s Day 12, 2020

Sunday··2020·03·22
I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us; And confirm for us the work of our hands; Yes, confirm the work of our hands. —Psalm 90:17 LIII. Joy and Prosperity from the blessing and presence of God. Psalm xc. 17. Shine on our souls, eternal God, With rays of beauty shine: O let thy favour crown our days, And all their round be thine. Did we not raise our hands to thee, Our hands might toil in vain; Small joy success itself could give, If thou thy love restrain. With thee let ev’ry week begin, With thee each day be spent, For thee each fleeting hour improv’d, Since each by thee is lent. Thus cheer us thro’ this desart road, Till all our labours cease; And heaven refresh our weary souls With everlasting peace. —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. Please don’t miss worshiping with your local congregation if you can possibly help it. But if you’re in need of a good sermon, try these.

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