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 >
My soul, with joy attend. P. Doddridge. [The Security of Christ’s Sheep.] This is No. 97 of the D. MSS., but is undated [circa 1740]. It was published by J. Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 3755, No. 231, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The Happiness and Security of Christ's Sheep, John x. 28." It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 255. It is in common use in Great Britain and America.
Display Title: My Soul, With Joy AttendFirst Line: My soul, with joy attendTune Title: ALBIONAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: SMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns, founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures,/cite> by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: J. Eddowes & J. Cotton, 1755)