God Is My Strength! I Bless His Name

God is my strength! I bless his name

Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751; alt.)
Tune: KENT (Lampe)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 God is my strength! I bless his name;
the same his pow'r, his grace the same;
the tokens of his friendly care
open and close and crown the year.

2 I 'midst ten thousand dangers stand,
supported by his guardian hand,
and see, when I survey my ways,
ten thousand momuments of praise.

3 Thus far his arm has led me on,
thus far I make his mercy known,
and whle I tread this desert land,
new mercies shall new songs demand.

4 My grateful soul on Jordan's shore
shall raise one sacred pillar more,
then bear in his bright courts above,
inscriptions of immortal love.

Source: Rejoice in the Lord #56

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: God is my strength! I bless his name
Title: God Is My Strength! I Bless His Name
Author: Philip Doddridge (1702-1751; alt.)
Language: English


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Rejoice in the Lord #56

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