The great Jehovah, who shall dare

The great Jehovah, who shall dare

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: ARIZONA (Earnshaw)
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 The GREAT JEHOVAH! who shall dare
With him to tempt unequal war;
What heart of steel shall dare t'oppose,
And league among his harden'd foes.

2 At his command the light'nings dart,
And swift transfix the rebel-heart:
Earth trembles at his look and cleaves,
And legions sink in living graves.

3 See Pharaoh sinking in the tide!
See Babel's tyrant, mad with pride,
Graze with the beasts! hear Herod roar,
While worms his deity devour!

4 See from the turrets of the skies,
Tall cherubs sink no more to rise;
And trace their rank on thrones of light
by heavier chains and darker night!

5 GREAT GOD! and shall this soul of mine
Presume to challenge wrath divine?
Trembling I seek thy mercy-seat,
And lay my weapons at thy feet.

Source: 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 #42

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: The great Jehovah, who shall dare
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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