The Lord of glory reigns supremely great

The Lord of glory reigns supremely great

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 The Lord of glory, reigns supremely great,
And o'er heav'ns arches builds his royal seat.
Thro' worlds unknown his sov'reign sway extends,
Nor space, nor time, his boundless empire ends.
His eye beholds th' affairs of ev'ry nation,
And reads each though thro' his immense creation.

2 Lightning and storms his mighty word obey,
And planets roll, where he has mark'd their way.
Unnumber'd cherubs veil'd before him stand,
And at his signal all their wings expand.
His praise gives harmony to all their voices,
And ev'ry heart thro' the full choir rejoices.

3 Rebellious mortals, cease your tumults vain,
Nor longer such unequal war maintain.
Let clay with fellow-clay in combat strive:
But dread to brave the pow'r, by which you live.
With contrite hearts fall prostrate, and adore him;
For, if he frown, ye perish all before him.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #74

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: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #137

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A Selection of Psalms and Hymns, Embracing all the Varieties of Subjects #P113

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