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 >
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."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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)