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Behold the great eternal God

Behold the great eternal God

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Behold the great eternal God,
Spreads everlasting arms abroad,
And calls our souls to shelter there.
Wonders of mingled power and grace,
To all his Israel he displays,
Guarded from danger, and from fear.

2 Thither my feeble soul shall fly,
When terrors press, and death is nigh,
And there will I delight to dwell:
On that high tower I rear my head,
Serene, nor knows my heart to dread,
Amidst surrounding hosts of hell.

3 The shadow of th' Almighty's wings
Composure unmolested brings,
While threatening horrors round me crowd;
In vain the storms of rattling hail
The walls of this retreat assail,
And the wild tempest roars aloud.

4 In louder strains my fearless tongue
Shall warble its victorious song,
My Father's graces to proclaim;
He bears his infant offspring on
To glory radiant as his throne,
And joys eternal as his name.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: Philip Doddridge

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Behold the great eternal God
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English



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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d39

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #XV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #XV

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