Eternal and immortal King

Eternal and immortal King

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ETERNAL KING
Published in 66 hymnals

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Eternal and immortal King!
Thy peerless splendors none can bear;
But darkness veils seraphic eyes,
When God with all his glory’s there.

Yet faith can pierce the awful gloom,
The great Invisible can see;
And with its tremblings mingle joy,
In fixed regard, great GOD! to Thee.

Then every tempting form of sin,
Shamed in Thy presence, disappears;
And all the glowing raptured soul
The likeness it contemplates, wears.

O ever conscious to my heart!
Witness to its supreme desire:
Behold it presseth on to Thee,
For it hath caught the heavenly fire.

This one petition would it urge—
To bear Thee ever in its sight;
In life, in death, in worlds unknown,
Its only portion and delight!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #537

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 >

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First Line: Eternal and immortal King
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Eternal and immortal King. P. Doddridge. [Faith.] First published in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 321, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys’s edition of the same, 1839, No. 347. It is based on Heb. xi. 17. In several American collections it is altered to: "Almighty and immortal King,” and reduced to 3 stanzas. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #537

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #537

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d82

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #99

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XXXIX

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #431

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #158

Church Music, a Collection of Hymn Tunes. #d34

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #226

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #134

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #167

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Hymns for Public Worship #453

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #663

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #663

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #91

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Hymns of the Church Universal #24

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Hymns of the Spirit #487

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d55

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #40

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #40

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #40

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d51

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Sacred Poetry #11

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Services for Congregational Worship #26

Songs of the Blessed Hope #d44

The Blessed Way #d26

The Christian Psalter #d102

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The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #654

The Gospel Way #53

The New Hymn and Tune Book #d64

The Sanctus #d61

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #285

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d78

University Hymn Book for use in the Chapel of Harvard University #d44

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