"Kept by the power of God through faith into salvation"

My God! the covenant of Thy love

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 142 hymnals

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1 My God! the covenant of Thy love
Abides for ever sure;
And in its matchless grace I feed
My happiness secure.

2 Since Thou, the everlasting God,
My Father art become,
Jesus, my Guardian and my Friend,
And heaven my final home,--

3 I welcome all Thy sovereign will,
For all that will is love;
And when I know not what Thou dost,
I wait the light above.

4 Thy cov'nant in the darkest gloom
Shall heavenly rays impart,
Which, when my eyelids close in death,
Shall warm my chilling heart.

Source: Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America #217

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 >

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First Line: My God! the covenant of Thy love
Title: "Kept by the power of God through faith into salvation"
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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