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Great Father of mankind

Great Father of mankind

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: CROFT'S 148TH
Published in 74 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

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: 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

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Baptist Hymn Book #a548

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

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a37

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

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Sacred Poetry #aH.LXXXIV

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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