Praise to the Sovereign of the sky

Praise to the Sovereign of the sky

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 10 hymnals

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1 Praise to the Sov'reign of the sky,
Who from his lofty throne
Looks down on all that humble lie,
And calls such souls his own.

2 The haughty sinner he disdains,
Tho' gems his temples crown;
And from the seat of pomp and pride,
His vengeance hurls him down.

3 On his afflicted pious poor
He makes his face to shine;
He fills their cottages of clay
With lustre all divine.

4 Among the meanest of thy flock
There let my dwelling be,
Rather than under gilded roofs,
If absent, Lord, from thee.

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CI

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 Sovereign of the sky
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Public Worship #CI

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CI

Sabbath School and Social Hymns of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of the U.S.A. #d210

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Sunday School Hymn Book. (19th ed) #98

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #20

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d318

The Christian Psalter #d450

Union Hymns. Rev. #d316

Union Hymns. Rev. #d323

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