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, 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.