Delivering Goodness Acknowledged

Praise to the Lord, whose mighty hand

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Praise to the Lord, whose mighty hand,
So oft reveal'd hath sav'd our land;
And, when united nations rose,
Hath sham'd and scourg'd our haughtiest.

2 When mighty navies from afar
To Britain's wafted floating war,
His breath dispers'd them all with ease,
And sunk their terrors in the seas.

3 While for our princes they prepare
In caverns deep a burning snare;
He shot from heaven a piercing ray,
And the dark treachery brought to days.

4 Princes and priests again combine
New chains to forge, new snares to twine;
Again our gracious God appears,
And breaks their chains, and cuts their snares.

5 Obedient winds at his command
Convey his hero to our land;
The sons of Rome with terror view,
And speed their flight when non pursue.

6 Such great deliverance God hath wrought,
And down to us salvation brought;
And still the care of guardian-heaven
Secures the bliss itself hath given.

7 In thee we trust, almighty Lord,
Continu'd rescue to afford:
Still be thy powerful arm made bare,
For all thy servants' hopes are there.



Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DXXXIII

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: Praise to the Lord, whose mighty hand
Title: Delivering Goodness Acknowledged
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Notes: A song for the 5th of November
Copyright: Public Domain

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