Since thou, the everlasting God

Since thou, the everlasting God

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Since thou, the everlasting God,
My father art become,
Our teacher,, guardian and our friend,
And heav'n my final home;

2 We welcome all thy sov'reign will,
For all that will is love;
And, when I know not what thou dost,
We wait the light above.

3 Thy mercy, in the darkest gloom,
Shall heav'nly rays impart;
And, when our eyelids close in death,
Shall warm our trembling heart.


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

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Since thou, the everlasting God
Author: Philip Doddridge
Source: From "My God, the covenant of thy love"
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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