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 >
Jesus, we own Thy saving power. P. Doddridge. [Power of Jesus.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, 1755, No. 204, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines and headed "The recovered Daemonjack, an Emblem of a converted Sinner, Luke viii. 35." Repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of Doddridge's Hymns, 1839, No. 227.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Display Title: Jesus, We Own Thy Saving PowerFirst Line: Jesus, we own Thy saving powerTune Title: CROWLEAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: CMDSource: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)