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Thy presence everlasting God

Representative Text

1 Thy presence, everlasting God,
Wide o'er all nature spreads abroad:
Thy watchful eyes, which can not sleep,
In every place thy children keep.

2 While near each other we remain,
Thou dost our lives and souls sustain;
When sep'rate, happy if we share
Thy smiles, thy counsels, and thy care.

3 To thee we all our ways commit,
And seek our comforts near thy feet;
Still on our souls vouchsafe to shine,
And guard and guide us still as thine.

4 Give us in thy beloved house
Again to pay our grateful vows;
Or, if that joy no more be known,
Give us to meet around thy throne.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #740

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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First Line: Thy presence everlasting God
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ALLEIN GOTT IN DER HÖH

The tune name ALLEIN GOTT derives from the opening words of Decius's rhymed text in High German. The tune was first published in Schumann's Geistliche Lieder. Decius adapted the tune from a tenth-century Easter chant for the Gloria text, beginning at the part accompanying the words "et in terra pax.…

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[Thy presence, everliving God] (Davis)


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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #12

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #67

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #67

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #381

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #381

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #381

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #453

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America #d547

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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #336

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #514

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #LXXXII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #XC

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #565

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #489

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #544

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d330

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXVI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCXVI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #516

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A Selection of Hymns #219

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #544

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #544

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #76

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Carmina Sanctorum #76

Chapel Hymns #d582

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #813

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Christian Hymns #444

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Church Harmonies #969

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d532

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d1064

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Church Psalmody #H370

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Church Psalmody #370

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #CLXXII

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Evangelical Hymns #320

Family and Social Melodies #d362

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d748

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #29

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #106

Hymn Book for Sunday Schools #d77

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #28

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #28

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d176

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Hymns and Tunes #532

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #923

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #923

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Hymns for Public Worship #55

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Hymns for Social Worship #181

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #371

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #643

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Hymns for the Use of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. ed. #635

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1161

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Hymns of the Spirit #134

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d256

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d57

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #759

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Hymns, Selected and Original #759

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of the Unitarian Church in Washington #d156

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Hymns #759

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Hymns #759

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Hymns #759

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Hymns #759

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International Song Service #192

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Manual of Christian Psalmody #370

Melodies of Heaven #d140

Melodies of the Church #d1021

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National Hymn and Tune Book #27

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New Hymn and Tune book #175a

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New Hymn and Tune Book #175a

Our Thankful Songs #d200

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d729

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H526

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Psalms and Hymns #404

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #110

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S35

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #B110

Schools Lyrics #d232

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Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #DXVI

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The Baptist Hymn Book #674

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d371

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d366

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The Christian Psalmist #417

The Christian Psalter #d580

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CDXLII

The Gospel Hymnal #d644

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The Gospel Psalmist #960

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d424

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The Heart and Voice #81e

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The Mozart Collection of Sacred Music #125

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The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies #88

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