Loud to the Prince of Heaven

Loud to the Prince of Heaven

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 10 hymnals

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Loud to the prince of heav'n,
Your cheerful voices raise,
To him your vows be giv'n,
And fill his courts with praise.
With conscious worth,
And clad in arms,
All bright in charms
He sallies forth.

Source: Harmonia Americana: containing a concise introduction to the grounds of music; with a variety of airs, suitable fore divine worship and the use of musical societies; consisting of three and four parts #85b

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 >


Loud to the Prince of heaven. P. Doddridge. [Christ Triumphant.] First published in J. Orton's edition of Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 41, in 5 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed "The Triumph of Christ in the cause of Truth, Meekness, and Kighteousness." It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 52. In its original form it is found in a few collections, but its most popular form, and that which is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, begins with stanza ii., "Gird on Thy conquering sword."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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