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Sacred Blessings

Father divine, thy piercing eye

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 103 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Father Divine, thy piercing eye
Sees thro' the darkest night;
In deep retirement thou art nigh,
With heart-discerning sight.

2 There may thy piercing eye survey
My solemn homage paid,
With ev'ry morning's dawning ray,
And ev'ry evening's shade.

3 Oh, let thy own celestial fire
The incense still inflame;
While my warm vows to thee aspire,
Thro' my Redeemer's name.

4 So shall the visits of thy love
My soul in secret bless;
So shalt thou deign in worlds above,
Thy suppliant to confess.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #248

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: Father divine, thy piercing eye
Title: Sacred Blessings
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #452

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #248

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A Collection of Hymns for the use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church in America #646

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d96

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #398

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #577

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #416

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #552

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #349

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #362

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #362

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #349

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #332

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A Selection of Hymns #CCCXXXII

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #552

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #552

Additional Hymns, Designed as a Supplement to Dwight's Psalms & Hymns #d42

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Baptist Hymn Book #a414

Chapel Hymns #d141

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #399

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d130

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Dyer's Psalmist #367

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Evangelical Hymns #219

Family and Social Melodies #d87

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d94

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #726

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #726

Hymns and Psalms, Original and Modern, Selected and Revised #d124

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d108

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B148

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b148

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d89

Hymns for Children and Young Persons. First Am. from the London ed. #d31

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Hymns for Christian Melody #533

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #87

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #314

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #646

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #279

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d74

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d79

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #486

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Hymns, Selected and Original #486

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d37

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Hymns #486

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Hymns #486

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Hymns #486

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Hymns #486

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New Hymn and Tune book #81b

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New Hymn and Tune Book #81b

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d189

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H660

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Psalms and Hymns #519

Select Hymns #d116

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Select Hymns #322

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Selection of Hymns for the Sunday School Union of the Methodist Episcopal Church #149

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The Baptist Harp #4

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The Baptist Hymn Book #414

The Christian Hymn Book #d160

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The Christian Hymn Book #986

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d162

The Christian Psalter #d120

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXX

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

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCXI

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The Heart and Voice #98b

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #420

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #420

The Primitive Hymns #d161

The Providence Selection of Hymns, Supplementary to Dr. Watts. #d75

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The Psalmist #641

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The Psalmist #641

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The Psalmody #717

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1050

The Social Harp #d85

The Social Harp. Rev. #d106

The South Western Psalmist #d94

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #345

The Universalist Hymn Book #d123

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #506

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The Voice of Praise #729

Village Hymns #d143

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