Great Father of each perfect gift

Great Father of each perfect gift

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 62 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great Father of each perfect gift,
Behold thy servants wait;
With longing eyes and lifted hands
We flock around thy gate.

2 Oh, shed abroad that choicest gift,
Thy Spirit from above,
To cheer our eyes with sacred light,
And fire our hearts with love.

3 Blest earnest of eternal joy,
Declare our sins forgiven;
And bear with energy divine,
Our raptured thoughts to heaven.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #272

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 >

Notes

Great Father of each perfect gift. P. Doddridge. [Whitsuntide.] This hymn is No. 89 of the Doddridge Manuscript, but is undated. It was first published in J. Orton's (posthumous) edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 251, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The descent of the Spirit, or His influence desired," Acts x. 44. It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 276. There are slight differences in the text of each, but that of Orton is commonly received as the original. The hymn is in several important collections in Great Britain and America. In the American Baptist Praise Book, 1871, No. 522, it begins, "Great Father of our feeble race." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #279

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Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #279

Chapel Hymns #d178

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d324

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Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #216

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H210

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #210

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d228

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #151

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #151

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d208

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #53

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #53

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #356

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d126

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b280

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d99

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d66

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #148

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #278

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Hymns of the Church Universal #164

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H195

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Seamen's Hymns #216

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d200

Songs for the Lord's House #d128

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #154

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #55

The Christian Hymn Book #d206

The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d88

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d208

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The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #66

The Christian Psalter #d167

The Church Hymn Book #d155

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The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #361

The Gospel Praise Book #d134

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d154

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The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #167

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d199

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #73

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The Presbyterian Hymnal #73

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d266

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d160

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #401

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #272

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