Hear, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne

Hear, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 38 hymnals

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1 Hear, gracious sovereign, from thy throne,
And send thy various blessings down:
While by thine Israel thou art sought,
Oh hear the prayer thy word hath taught.

2 Come, sacred spirit, from above,
And fill the coldest heart with love;
soften to flesh the rugged stone,
And let thy godlike power be known.

3 Speak thou, and from the haughtiest eyes
shall floods of pious sorrow rise;
While all their glowing souls are borne
To seek that grace, which now they scorn.

4 O let a holy flock await
Numerous around thy temple-gate,
Each pressing on with zeal to be
A living sacrifice to thee.

5 In answer to our fervent cries,
Give us to see thy church arise;
Or, if that blessing seem too great,
Give us to mourn its low estate.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Hear, gracious Sovereign, from thy throne
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d279

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d139

A Collection of Hymns, Original and Select, for the Use of Small Assemblies and Private Christians #d37

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d117

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #150

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #210

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Baptist Hymn Book #a264

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #XXXVIII

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d54

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a40

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d125

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #211

Songs of the Spirit #d176

Supplement to Watts #d177

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #819

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #283.819

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The Baptist Hymn Book #819

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The Baptist Hymn Book #264

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #549

The Christian Lyre #d133

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The Christian Melodist #195

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d182

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The Harp #539

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a539

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

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CIV

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The Jubilee Harp #40

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d202

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad202

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The National Baptist Hymnal #529

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #928

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The Sacred Lyre #124

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #239

The Village Hymn book #d97

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