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Praise to the Sovereign of the sky

Praise to the Sovereign of the sky

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

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

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 Sovereign of the sky
Author: Philip Doddridge



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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick 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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