My God, whose all pervading eye, View earth beneath and heaven above

My God, whose all pervading eye, View earth beneath and heaven above

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 18 hymnals

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1 My God, whose all-pervading eye
Views earth beneath, and heav'n above:
Witness, if here or there thou seest
And object of mine equal love.

2 Not the gay scenes, where mortal men
Pursue their bliss and find their woe,
Detain my rising heart, which springs
The nobler joys of heav'n to view.

3 Fix'd near th'immortal seat of bliss,
Dauntless, and joyous, it surveys
Each form of horror and distress,
That all its deadliest foes can raise.

4 This feeble flesh shall faint and die,
This heart renew its pulse no more;
Ev'n now it view the moment nigh,
When life's last movements all are over.

5 But come, thou vanquish'd King of dread!
With thy own hand thy pow'r destroy.
'Tis thine to bear me to my God,
My portion, my eternal joy.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #464

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, whose all pervading eye, View earth beneath and heaven above
Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d216

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #595

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #169

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #169

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #161

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Hymns of the Church Militant #436b

The Christian Psalter #d348

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d156

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #255

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