Divine Light

Praise to the Lord of boundless might

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 52 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Praise to the Lord of boundless might,
With uncreated glories bright!
His presence gilds the worlds above;
The unchanging source of light and love.

2 Our rising earth his eye beheld,
When in substantial darkness veiled;
The shapeless chaos, nature's womb,
Lay buried in the horrid gloom.

3 "Let there be light," Jehovah said,
And light o'er all its face was spread:
Nature arrayed in charms unknown,
Gay with its new-born luster shone.

4 He sees the mind, when lost it lies
In shades of ignorance and vice;
And darts from heaven a vivid ray,
And changes midnight into day.

5 Shine, mighty God, with vigor shine
On this benighted heart of mine;
And let thy glories stand revealed,
As in our Savior's face beheld.

6 My soul, revived by heaven-born day,
Thy radiant image shall display,
While all my faculties unite
To praise the Lord who gives me light.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Praise to the Lord of boundless might
Title: Divine Light
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #194

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #194

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #184

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #291

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #291

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #124

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #114

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #116

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #116

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #114

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #243

A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d492

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #124

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #124

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Baptist Hymn Book #a307

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #237

Congregational Singing Book #d54

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Hymns for Social Worship #27

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #145

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #97

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #97

Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d196

Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #d51

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Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #184

Sacred poetry #d393

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Sacred Poetry #aH.CCXVII

Sacred Poetry #d391

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Sacred Poetry #H.CCXVII

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The Baptist Hymn Book #951

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The Baptist Hymn Book #307

The Christian Psalter #d448

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The Christian's Duty #CCXXXVII

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCXXXVII

The Modern Harp #d204

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #82

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #82

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #961

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #328

The Tabernacle #d250

The Universalist Hymn Book #d371

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #201

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