Awake my soul, to meet the day

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: Awake my soul, to meet the day
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Awake, my soul, to meet the day. P. Doddridge. [Morning.] This hymn is in the “D. MSS." but undated. In 1755, it was published by J. Orton in Doddridge's Hymns, &c, No. 362, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines without alteration, .the title being, "A morning hymn, to be used at awaking and rising." It was republished in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, 1839, No. 389. It is not in common use in Great Britain. In the American Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1878, stanzas i., ii., vi., vii., are given, somewhat altered, as No. 96.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

MAITLAND (Allen)

PRECIOUS LORD, the tune Thomas Dorsey used for his most beloved hymn, "Precious Lord, take my hand", is an adaptation of MAITLAND. Sometimes Dorsey is shown as the composer, sometimes as the arranger or adapter the tune. MAITLAND is often attributed to Allen, but the earliest known sources (H.W. Bee…

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