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Great Father of mankind

Great Father of mankind

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: CROFT'S 148TH
Published in 70 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great Father of mankind,
We bless that wondrous grace
Which could for Gentiles find
Within Thy courts a place.
How kind the care
Our God displays,
For us to raise
A house of prayer!

2 Though once estrangéd far,
We now approach the throne;
For Jesus brings us near,
And makes our cause His own:
Strangers no more,
To Thee we come,
And find our home,
And rest secure.

3 To Thee our souls we join,
And love Thy sacred Name;
No more our own, but Thine,
We triumph in Thy claim.
Our Father-King,
Thy covenant grace
Our souls embrace,
Thy titles sing.

4 May all the nations throng
To worship in Thy house;
And Thou attend the song,
And smile upon their vows;
Indulgent still,
Till earth conspire
To join the choir
On Zion's hill.

Source: Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #146

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: Great Father of mankind
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 6.6.6.6.4.4.4.4
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #364

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #364

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d118

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #6

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #6

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

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #6

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #6

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #6

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #2

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d98

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #406

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #195

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #CXCV

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #195

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #2

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #2

Chapel Hymns #d179

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Christian Hymns #174

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d291

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Church Book #146

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Church Book #146

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Church Harmonies #71

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d325

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Church music #452

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Church Psalmist #511

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Church Psalmist #511

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Church Psalmist #511

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Church Psalmody #H671

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Church Psalmody #671

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Church Psalmody #308

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #70

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #37

Hymns Selected #d66

Hymns Selected from Dr. Watts, Dr. Doddridge and Various Other Writers #d66

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #671

Melodies of the Church #d305

Parish Psalmody #d222

Parish Psalmody #d229

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H564

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d169

Sacred poetry #d148

Sacred Poetry #d147

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Sacred Poetry #H.LXXXIV

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Seamen's Hymns #511

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d201

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Social Psalmist #511

Supplement to Watts #d144

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The Baptist Hymn Book #548

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The Christian Harmonist #160

The Christian Psalter #d168

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The Psalmist #940

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The Psalmist #940

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1124

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The Psalms and Hymns #100

The Psalms of David ... New ed. #d69

The Songs of Zion #d63

The Songs of Zion #d62

The Universalist Hymn Book #d158

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #308

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