To thee, my God and Savior, My heart exulting sings

To thee, my God and Savior, My heart exulting sings

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 58 hymnals

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1. To Thee, my God and Savior,
my heart exulting sings,
Rejoicing in Thy favor,
almighty King of kings.
I’ll celebrate Thy glory,
with all Thy saints above,
And tell the joyful story
of Thy redeeming love.

2. Soon as the morn with roses
bedecks the dewy east,
And when the sun reposes
upon the ocean’s breast,
My voice in supplication,
well pleasèd Thou shalt hear;
O grant me Thy salvation,
and to my soul draw near.

3. By Thee through life supported,
I pass the dangerous road,
With heavenly hosts escorted
up to their bright abode;
There cast my crown before Thee,
now all my conflicts o’er,
And day and night adore Thee—
what can an angel more?

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6942

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: To thee, my God and Savior, My heart exulting sings
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain



[To thee, my God and Savior]


The tune was named after its composer and published in the British volume The Hymnary (1872). TOURS has four broad phrases. Its repetitions of melodic and rhythmic units make it accessible and loved. The harmony suggests a stately tempo. Berthold Tours (b. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 1838; d. Fulham…

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