Jesus, I sing thy matchless grace

Jesus, I sing thy matchless grace

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: BRIDGTON
Published in 47 hymnals

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 >

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First Line: Jesus, I sing thy matchless grace
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Jesus, I sing Thy matchless grace. P. Doddridge. [Jesus, the Head of the Church.] This hymn begins in the Doddridge Manuscript, "Jesus, I own Thy matchless grace." It is entitled "Christ our Head” and is undated. It was given with the first line as above in J. Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1755, No. 290, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and the title changed to :Christ the Head of the Church,” and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. The 1755 text is that in common use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d392

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A Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of the Baptist Church and all lovers of song #210

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #261

A New and Choice Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the Use of the Regular Baptist Church. 10th ed. #d271

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #118

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #128

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CIV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #172

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d310

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Baptist Hymn Book #a127

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #113

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Hymns for Christian Melody #126

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Pocket Hymns #108

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d208

Supplement to Watts #d217

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d115

The Baptist Harmony #d191

The Baptist Harmony #d192

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d285

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The Baptist Hymn Book #326

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The Baptist Hymn Book #127

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The Baptist Psalmody #199

The Choice #H72

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The Choice #H72

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CXXX

The Good Old Songs #d285

The Good Old Songs #d285

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The Gospel Psalmist #229

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The Lyrica #120

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #217

The Old Baptist Hymn Book #d151

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #96

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #890

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d414

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d265

The Southern Psalmist #d405

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d424

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d218

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