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 >
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."
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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)