Perpetual source of light and grace

Perpetual source of light and grace

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 52 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Perpetual source of light and grace!
We hail thy sacred name.
Through ev'ry year's revolving round,
Thy goodness is the same.

2 Inconstant service we repay,
And treach'rous vows renew,
False as the morning's scatt'ring cloud,
And transient as the dew.

3 Low at thy feet our guilt we mourn,
And loud implore thy grace
To bear our feeble footsteps on
In all thy righteous ways.

4 Arm'd with this energy divine,
Our souls shall constant prove,
And with increasing transport press
On to thy courts above.

5 So, by thy pow'r, the morning sun
Pursues his radiant way,
Brightens each moment in his race,
And shines to perfect day.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #244

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: Perpetual source of light and grace
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

Perpetual Source of Light and Grace. P. Doddridge. [Inconstancy in Religion lamented.] This hymn is No. 74 in the D. MSS., and undated, but is found between other hymns dated respectively, "Jan. 15, 1737/8," and "Jan. 1, 1738," thus fixing the date as 1738. It was given, without alteration, in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c , 1755, as No. 151, in 6 stanzas of 4 1ines, with the heading "Inconstancy in Religion. Hosea vi. 4," and again, with slight changes, in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 170. It is in a few modern collections, including Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1840 and 1873. In a few collections it begins "Eternal Source of Light and Grace."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #244

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #244

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #244

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship approved by the Presbytery of Charleston #d122

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d260

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CCXXVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #524

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #289

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #289

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #269

A Selection of Hymns #d229

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #208

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #215

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #215

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #208

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #269

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #269

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Christian Hymns #413

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d858

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Church Psalmody #H273

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Church Psalmody #273

Congregational Singing Book #d53

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Hymns for Public Worship #446

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Hymns for Schools #160

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #435

Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d235

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d116

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #273

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d148

Melodies of the Church #d822

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d352

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Psalms and Hymns #312

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Select Hymns, The Third Part of Christian Psalmody. 3rd ed. #aa51

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Select Hymns #51

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Selection of Hymns, for Public Worship designed to be used with Watts' #33

The Bay State Collection of Church Music #d146

The Christian Hymn Book #d511

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d515

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The Christian Psalmist #253

The Christian Psalter #d444

The Modern Harp #d202

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The Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs of the Rev. Isaac Watts, D. D. #D51

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #296

The Universalist Hymn Book #d366

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #399

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The Vestry Singing Book #119

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