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).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Dix­on (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.