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 >
Awake, ye saints, and raise [lift] your eyes. P. Doddridge. [Exhortation.] This hymn is not in the "D. MSS.," and was first published by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 264, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The near Approach of Salvation, an Engagement to Diligence and Love. Rom. xiii. 11."It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. It came into common use at an early date, and is still found in a few important collections in Great Britain, and America. In R. Conyers's Psalms and Hymns, 1774, it was altered to "Awake, ye saints, and lift your eyes;" but this has died out of use. Original text in Lyra Britannica, 1867, p. 191, and Lord Selborne’s Book of Praise, 1862, p. 296.
Display Title: Awake, Ye Saints, And Raise Your EyesFirst Line: Awake, ye saints, and raise your eyesTune Title: ZERAHAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: CMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)