Saving grace

All glorious God, what hymns of praise Shall our transported voice raise!

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 All glorious God, what hymns of praise
Shall our transported voices raise!
What ardent love and zeal are due,
While heaven stands open to our view!

2 Once we were fallen, and O how low!
Just on the brink of endless woe:
When Jesus, from the realms above,
Borne on the wings of boundless love,

3 Scattered the shades of death and night,
And spread around His heavenly light:
By Him what wondrous grace is shown
To souls impoverish'd and undone!

4 He shows, beyond these mortal shores,
A bright inheritance as ours;
Where saints in light our coming wait
To share their holy, happy state.


Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #371

Author: Philip Doddridge

Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: All glorious God, what hymns of praise Shall our transported voice raise!
Title: Saving grace
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

Notes

All glorious God, what hymns of praise. P. Doddridge. [Praise!] In the "D. MSS." this hymn is headed, "Of being prepared for the inheritance of the Saints in light. A song of praise for Col. i. 12," and is dated "Dec. 13, 1736," No. xxix. The same text was given in J. Orton's ed. of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 298, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and, with slight changes, in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 324. Although a hymn of praise of more than usual merit in many ways, it is rarely given in the English collections, and found in but a few of the American hymnals. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Selection of Psalms with occasional hymns #d1

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d13

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H57

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #57

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d11

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #494

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #494

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #371

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church #d4

Hymnal of the Reformed Episcopal Church, adopted in General Council, Chicago, May 1879 #d7

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d6

Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d2

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #57

Old School Sonnets, or a Selection of Choice Hymns #d16

Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d10

Templi Carmina #d4

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The Baptist Praise Book #437

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The Book of Worship #101

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d7

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #371

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The Hymnal: with tunes old and new #371

The Missionary Tune Book #d3

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d6

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d7

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