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 >
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.
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)