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 >
Saviour divine, we know Thy name . P. Doddridge. [Justification.] First published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 132, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Christ, the Lord our Righteousness." Also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 150. It is in common use sometimes in an abridged form, and also forms part of a cento in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, No. 417, where stanza i. is the first stanza of this hymn, and st. ii.-v. are st. iii.-vi. of I. Watts's "Lord, we confess our numerous faults,” from his Hymns and Spiritual Songs , 1709, Book. i., No. 111.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)