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 >
Let Jacob to his Maker sing. P. Doddridge. [God the Guide of Israel.] First published in Job Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 102, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 118. It is in common use in its full form in America, and also, beginning with stanza ii. as "God knows our souls in all their fears," in the Boston Church Pastorals, 1864.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: Let Jacob To His Maker SingFirst Line: Let Jacob to his maker singTune Title: LOUELLAAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: LMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns, Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755)