Doddridge, Philip, D.D., was born in London, June 26, 1702. His grandfather was one of the ministers under the Commonwealth, who were ejected in 1662. His father was a London oilman. He was offered by the Duchess of Bedford an University training for ordination in the Church of England, but declined it. He entered Mr. Jennings's non-conformist seminary at Kibworth instead; preached his first sermon at Hinckley, to which Mr. Jennings had removed his academy. In 1723 he was chosen pastor at Kibworth. In 1725 he changed his residence to Market Harborough, still ministering at Kibworth. The settled work of his life as a preceptor and divine began in 1729, with his appointment to the Castle Hill Meeting at Northampton, and continued till in the… 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)