Sovereign of life before thine eye

Sovereign of life before thine eye

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 Sov'reign of life! before thine eye,
Lo, mortal men by thousands die!
One glance from thee at once brings down
The proudest brown that wears a crown!

2 Banish'd at once from human sight,
To the dark grave's unchanging night,
Imprison'd in that dusty bed,
We hide our solitary head.

3 The friendly band no more shall greet,
(Accents familiar once, and sweet!)
No more the well-known features trace,
No more renew the fond embrace.

4 Yet, if our Father's faithful hand
Conduct us thro' this gloomy land,
Our souls with pleasure shall obey,
And follow where he leads the way.

5 He, nobler friends than here we leave,
In brighter, surer worlds, can give;
Or, by the beamings of his eye,
A lost creation well supply.

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

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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Author: Philip Doddridge

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXLTextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXLPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #450Page Scan
A New Selection of Hymns; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations, as a supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #213Page Scan
A New Selection of Nearly Eight Hundred Evangelical Hymns, from More than 200 Authors in England, Scotland, Ireland, & America, including a great number of originals, alphabetically arranged #252dPage Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #450Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #450Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #530Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #530Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d547
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d549
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #546Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #450Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #198Page Scan
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