In one harmonious cheerful song

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In one harmonious cheerful song is a hymn by Philip Doddridge, on John 10:29-30. The hymn was published as No. 232 in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, the posthumous collection of Doddridge's hymns collated by Job Orton, where it is headed 'Christ's Sheep given by the Father and guarded by Omnipotence'.

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In one harmonious cheerful song,
Ye happy saints combine;
Loud let it sound from ev'ry tongue,
The Saviour 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 the almighty Father dwells,
And Christ and he are one;
The rebel power which Christ assails,
Attacks the eternal throne.

That hand which heaven and earth sustains,
And bars the gates of hell,
And rivets Satan down in chains,
Shall guard his chosen well.

Now let the infernal lion roar,
How vain his threats appear!
When he can match Jehovah's power,
I will begin to fear.

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