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 >
The deluge, at the Almighty's call. P. Doddridge. [Safety in Christ.] Published in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 336, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 362, and in each case with the heading, "Noah preserved in the Ark, and the Believer in Christ.” In H. W. Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, st. ii., iii. are omitted, whilst in the Presbyterian Psalms & Hymns for the Worship of God, 1867, st. vi., vii. are given as "Enter the ark, while patience waits."
TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…
Display Title: The Deluge At Th'Almighty's CallFirst Line: The deluge at th’Almighty’s callTune Title: TRUROAuthor: Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751Meter: LMSource: Pulbished posthymously in Hymns, founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures,/cite> by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: J. Eddowes & J. Cotton, 1755)