Interval of grateful shadeAuthor: Philip Doddridge
Tune: [Interval of grateful shade]
Published in 41 hymnals
1 Interval of grateful shade,
Welcome to my weary head!
Welcome, slumber, to my eyes,
Tir'd with glaring vanities.
2 My great Master still allows
Needful periods of repose:
By my heav'nly Father blest,
Thus, I give y pow'rs to rest.
3 Heav'nly Father! gracious name!
Night and day his love the same!
Far be each suspicious thought,
Ev'ry anxious care forgot!
4 Thou my ever-bounteous God!
Crown'st my days with various good.
Thy kind eye, which cannot sleep,
My defenseless hours shall keep.
5 What if death my sleep invade?
Should I be of death afraid?
While encircled by thine arm,
Death may strike, but cannot harm.
6 With thy heav'nly presence blest,
Death is life, and labour rest.
Welcome sleep or death to me,
Still secure, for still with thee!
Interval of grateful shade. P. Doddridge. [Evening.] In the "Doddridge Manuscript" this hymn is given in full, but without date. In 1755, it was included in Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, as the second of the "Hymns on Particular Occasions and in Uncommon Measures," being No. ccclxiii. of the volume, in 70 lines, and entitled "An Evening Hymn, to be used when composing oneself to sleep." It is also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, 1839, No. 309. In 1812, Dr. Collyer gave the complete hymn in his Collection, dividing the same, as in Doddridge's Hymns, into three parts, and using each part as a separate hymn. He also divided the unbroken lines of the original into stanzas. The three hymns thus made were:—
"Interval of grateful shade."
“What though downy [peaceful] slumbers flee."
“What if death my sleep invade."
This arrangement was repeated in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, Nos. 489, 490, 491, in Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, No. 827, and other collections. In this manner these three hymns were handed down to modern collections. A cento from the poem is also in common use. It begins: "Heavenly Father, gracious Name."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 41 of 41)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Collection of Hymns #368||Intervals of grateful shade||1859|
|A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #408||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1817|
|A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #408||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1834|
|A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #408||Interval of grateful shade||P. M.||1814||Particular Occasions and Circumstances | Evening|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #55||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1830|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #55||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||7s M.||1833||Evening Hymn ||
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #55||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||7s M.||1832||Evening ||
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #55||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1831|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #55||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1848|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #55||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||7s &.||1835||Morning and Evening | Evening|
|A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #605||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1846|
|A Selection of Hymns #d147||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1833|
|A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #605||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1818|
|A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #605||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1812||Domestic and Private Worship ||
|Chapel Hymns #d273||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1846|
|Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d456||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1856|
|Church Chorals and Choir Studies #143||Interval of grateful shade||[Interval of grateful shade]||Doddridge||1850|
|Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #230a||Interval of grateful shade||1823|
|Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P121e||Interval of grateful shade!||1847|
|Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P121e||Israel's Keeper||Interval of grateful shade||7s.||1845|
|Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P121e||Interval of grateful shade!||1843|
|Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #996||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1856|
|Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d139||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1856|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #98||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1854|
|Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #949||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1865|
|Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #949||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||7's M.||1871||Evening Hymn | ; Morning and Evening Hymn ||
|Hymns for Church and Home #350||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1860|
|Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #52||Interval of grateful shade||1813|
|Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #52||Interval of grateful shade||1821|
|Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #450||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1869|
|Hymns of the Church Militant #356||Interval of grateful shade||1858|
|Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #37||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1844|
|Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H701||Interval of grateful shade!||1845|
|The Bible Hymn Book #d107||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1860|
|The Book of Praise #d143||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1865|
|The Christian Psalter #d272||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1841|
|The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #11||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1844|
|The Gospel Psalmist #651||Night||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1861||Family Devotion ||
|The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #605||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1819|
|The School Psalter #d139||Interval of grateful shade||Philip Doddridge||1864|
|The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #440||Interval of grateful shade||Doddridge||1835|