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 >
Now let the feeble all be strong. P. Doddridge. [Help in Temptation.] Written June 24, 1739, on 1 Cor. x. 13, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines [D. MSS.], and published by Job Orton in his posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 269, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 294, with the original heading, "Temptation moderated by the Divine Fidelity, Power, and Love," changed, as in the Hymns, 1755, in "God's fidelity in moderating Temptations."
Display Title: Now Let the Feeble All Be StrongFirst Line: Now let the feeble all be strongTune Title: ALSTONEAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: LMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)