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

My God! the covenant of Thy love

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 136 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

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 >

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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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