Scripture Verse

Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. Luke 16:25


Philip Doddridge

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 212: The pre­sent and fu­ture state of the saint and sin­ner com­pared.

Music: Pen­te­cost (Boyd) Will­iam Boyd, 1864 (🔊 pdf nwc). First pub­lished in Thir­ty-Two Hymn Tunes Com­posed by Mem­bers of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ox­ford, 1868.

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


In what confusion earth appears!
God’s dearest children bathed in tears;
While they, who Heav’n itself deride
Riot in luxury and pride.

But patient let my soul attend,
And, ere I censure, view the end:
That end how different who can tell?
The wide extremes of Heav’n and hell.

See the red flames around him twine,
Who did in gold and purple shine!
Nor can his tongue one drop obtain
T’allay the scorching of his pain.

While round the saint, so poor below,
Full rivers of sal­va­tion flow;
On Abram’s breast he leans his head,
And banquets on celestial bread.

Jesus, my Sav­ior, let me share
The meanest of Thy servants’ fare:
May I at last approach to taste
The blessings of Thy marriage feast.