His goodness stands approved,Unchanged from day to day;I'll drop my burden at His feet,And bear a song away.
Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 262.
Live while you live, the epicure would say,And seize the pleasures of the present day;Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,And give to God each moment as it flies.Lord, in my views, let both united be:I live in pleasure when I live to thee.Philip Doddridge
Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,And press with vigour on;A heavenly race demands thy zeal,And an immortal crown.Philip Doddridge
Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.Philip Doddridge
Dear Saviour! we are Thine,By everlasting bands;Our hearts, our souls, we would resignEntirely to Thy hands.Philip Doddridge
Hark, the glad sound! The Saviour comes, The Saviour promised long; Let every heart exult with joy, And every voice be song!Philip Doddridge
O God of Bethel! by whose hand Thy people still are fed, Who through this weary pilgrimage Hast all our fathers led.Philip Doddridge
Ye servants of the Lord, Each in his office wait, Observant of the heavenly word, And watchful at his gate.Philip Doddridge
Father of Peace, and God of love! We ownThy power to save, That power by which our Shepherd rose Victorious o'er the grave.Philip Doddridge