Eternal Source of Every Joy   2 comments

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Hymnal Source = The Methodist Hymnal (1905), of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church, South

Words by Philip Doddridge (1702-1751), an English Congregationalist hymn writer

Today the English Congregationalists are part of The United Reformed Church:

http://www.urc.org.uk/

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1.  Eternal Source of every joy,

Well may thy praise our lips employ,

While in thy temple we appear,

Whose goodness crowns the circling year.

2.  Seasons, and months, and weeks, and days,

Demand successive songs of praise;

Still be the cheerful homage paid,

With opening light and evening shade.

3.  Here in thy house shall incense rise,

And circling Sabbaths bless our eyes,

Still we make thy mercies known

Around thy board, around our own.

4.  O may our more harmonious tongue

In worlds unknown pursue the song;

And in those brighter courts adore,

Where days and years revolve no more!

2 responses to “Eternal Source of Every Joy

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  1. Pingback: Philip Doddridge « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

  2. Understanding the meaning of the cross and seeing the resurrected Christ is the source of our eternal joy..
    http://heavenlyray.blogspot.in/2015/04/devotion-source-of-our-eternal-joy.html

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