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

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

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #464

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #464

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #464

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 Collection of Psalms and Hymns #432

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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 #161

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #432

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #432

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Hymns of the Church Militant #436b

The Christian Psalter #d348

The Modern Harp #d156

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #255

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