Divine Light

Praise to the Lord of boundless might

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 49 hymnals

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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 >

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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: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #194Page Scan
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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #179Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #184Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #291Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #291Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #124Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #55TextPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #114Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #116Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #116Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #114Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #243Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d492
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #124Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #124Page Scan
Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #237Page Scan
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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #145Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #97Page Scan
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Hymns for the Use of the New Jerusalem Church #d196
Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #d51
Sacred Poetry and Music Reconciled; or a Collection of Hymns, Original and Compiled #184Page Scan
Sacred poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns adapted to Christian devotion in publick & private. New ed. #d393
Sacred Poetry: Consisting of Psalms and Hymns, adapted to Christian Devotion, in Publick and Private. New Ed. #d391
Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, adapted to Christian devotion, in public and private, selected from the best authors, with variations and additions #H.CCXVIIPage Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCXLIIIPage Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #951Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #307Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d448
The Christian's Duty: exhibited in a series of hymns collected from various authors designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (2nd ed.) #CCXXXVIIPage Scan
The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians (1st Ed.) #CCXXXVIITextPage Scan
The Modern Harp: or, Boston Sacred Melodist. #d204
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #82Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #82Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #124Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #961Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #328Page Scan
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The Universalist Hymn Book: a New Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies. 4th ed. #d371
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