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Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures

(13 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");

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