The Rainbow Round About the Throne

Lord, round thy throne the rainbow shines

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: LEYDEN (Costellow)
Published in 6 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Lord, round thy throne the rainbow shines
Title: The Rainbow Round About the Throne
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LEYDEN (Costellow)

According to the Hymn Tune Index, LEYDEN was first published as HYMN 3 in Thomas Costellow's Sunday’s Amusement, a selection of sacred music, as sung at Bedford Chapel (London: E. Riley, ca. 1801).

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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d520

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d523

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d522

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #43

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #54

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Wesleyan Hymn and Tune Book #32i

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