Supreme in mercy, who shall dare

Supreme in mercy, who shall dare

Author: Philip Doddridge
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11 Supreme in mercy, who shall dare,
With thy compassion to compare;
For Jesus sake thou dost forgive,
And bid the trembling sinner live.

12 Millions of our transgressions past,
Cancell'd behind thy bac are cast;
Thy grace, a sea without a shore,
O'erflows them, and they rise no more.

13 And lest new legions should invade,
And make the pardon'd soul afraid,
Our inbred lusts thou wilt subdue,
And form degen'rate hearts a-new.

14 Thy truth to Jacob shall prevail;
Thy oath to Abram cannot fail;
The hope of saints in ancient days,
Which ages yet unborn shall praise.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H21.III

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 >

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First Line: Supreme in mercy, who shall dare
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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