Scripture Verse

Lord, your hand is lifted high, but they do not see it. Let them see Your zeal for Your people and be put to shame; let the fire reserved for Your enemies consume them. Isaiah 26:11

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 88: Is­rael’s ob­sti­na­cy un­der God’s lift­ed hand.

Music: Mis­sion­a­ry Chant Hein­rich C. Zeu­ner, 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Zeuner (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Lord, when Thy hand is lifted up,
The wicked will not see:
But they shall see with glowing shame,
Though they obdurate be.

How few the weighty stroke regard,
And seek their Maker’s face!
In vain may Providence correct,
If not enforced by grace.

Exert Thy mighty influence, Lord,
And melt the stony breast;
Then shall Thy justice be adored,
Thy mercy stand confessed.

The scorner then shall mourn in dust,
And put his sins away,
No more resist his Maker’s hands,
But lift his own to pray.