Devoting Himself to God

And will the eternal King

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

1 And will the eternal King
So mean a gift reward?
That offering, Lord, with joy we bring,
Which thine own hand prepar'd.

2 We own thy various claim,
And to thine altar move
The willing victims of thy grace,
And bound with cords of love.

3 Descend, celestial fire,
The sacrafice inflame;
So shall a grateful odour rise
Thro' our Redeemer's name.

Source: A Collection of Evangelical Hymns #LXXV

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: And will the eternal King
Title: Devoting Himself to God
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


And will the Eternal King. P. Doddridge. [Personal Dedication.] Written according to the "D. MSS." Jan. 3, 1736, and first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. Found in various collections. Orig. text in Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, No. 396.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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The Universalist Hymn Book #d24

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