Scripture Verse

Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from My God: and I will write upon him My new name. Revelation 3:12

Introduction

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Philip Doddridge
(1702–1751)

Words: Phi­lip Dodd­ridge (1702–1751). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Found­ed on Var­i­ous Texts in the Ho­ly Scrip­tures, by Job Or­ton (Shrop­shire, Eng­land: Jo­shua Ed­dowes & John Cot­ton, 1755), num­ber 354: The Pil­lar in GOD’s hea­ven­ly tem­ple with its In­scri­ption.

Music: Lanes­bo­ro Ro­bert W. Dix­on, 1805 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

All hail, victorious Savior, hail!
I bow to Thy command;
And own that David’s royal key
Well fits Thy sovereign hand.

Open the treasures of Thy love,
And shed Thy gifts abroad;
Unveil to my rejoicing eyes
The temple of my God.

There as a pillar let me stand
On an eternal base;
Upreared by Thine almighty hand
And polished by Thy grace.

There deep engraven let me bear
The title of Thy God;
And mark the new Jerusalem,
As my secure abode.

In lasting characters inscribe
Thine own belovèd name,
That endless ages there may read
The great Emmanuel’s claim.

Lead on, my General, I defy
What earth or hell can do;
Thy conduct, and this glorious hope
Shall bear Thy soldier through.