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 #CXL

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #CXL

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #530

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #530

The Christian Hymn Book #d547

The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d549

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #198

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