Scripture Verse

This is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which He hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. John 6:39

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 232.

Music: Ar­ling­ton Tho­mas A. Arne, 1762. Ar­ranged by Ralph Har­ris­on in his Sac­red Har­mo­ny—A Col­lect­ion of Psalm­tunes, An­cient and Mo­dern (Lon­don: 1784) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Thomas A. Arne
(1710–1778)

Lyrics

In one harmonious cheerful song,
Ye happy saints, combine;
Loud let it sound from every tongue,
The Savior is divine.

The least, the feeblest of the sheep
To Him the Father gave;
Kind is His heart the charge to keep,
And strong His arm to save.

In Christ th’almighty Father dwells,
And Christ and He are One;
That rebel power which Christ assails,
Attacks th’eternal throne.

That hand, which Heav’n and earth sustains,
And bars the gates of hell,
And rivets Satan down in chains,
Shall guard His chosen well.

Now let th’infernal lion roar,
How vain his threats appear!
When he can match Jehovah’s power,
I will begin to fear.