All hail, mysterious King

All hail, mysterious King

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 12 hymnals

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 >

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Author: Philip Doddridge


All hail, mysterious King. P. Doddridge. [Christ the King.] This hymn on Rev. xxii. 16 is not in the “D. MSS." It was first published (posthumously) in his Hymns, &c, 1755 No. 359, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Christ the Root and Offspring of David, and the Morning Star." It is also repeated in later editions of the same work, and in the corrected and enlarged ed. by J. D. Humphreys, 1839. Its use in Great Britain is limited, and confined almost exclusively to the older collections; but in America it is given in several hymnals. -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d8

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d14

The Christian Psalter #d9

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