Divine Light

Praise to the Lord of boundless might

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 49 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

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 >

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 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: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #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: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #114

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

Congregational Singing Book: a Collection of Sacred Music #d54

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #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: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d393

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #307

The Christian Psalter #d448

The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d204

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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

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