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 >
And will the Judge descend? P. Doddridge. [Judgment.] This hymn is not in the "D. MSS" and was first published by J. Orton in Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 189, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. It is based upon St. Matt. xxv. 41, and headed "The final Sentence, and Misery of the Wicked." In its full form it is not usually given in the collections. The most popular arrangement is stanzas i, iv., v., vi. This is found in various collections in Great Britain. Its greatest use is in America, where it ranks in popularity with the best of Doddridge's hymns.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: And Will the Judge Descend?First Line: And will the judge descendTune Title: SOUTHWELL (Daman)Author: Philip DoddridgeMeter: SMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scripture. By the Late Reverend Philip Doddridge, D. D., by Job Orton, (Eddowes & J. Cotton: 1755)