Perpetual source of light and grace

Perpetual source of light and grace

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 50 hymnals

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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

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 >

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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 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

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: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #208

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

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H273

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Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #273

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d53

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Hymns for Public Worship #446

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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

Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d148

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d352

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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

The Christian Psalter #d444

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d202

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #296

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