To thee, O God, we homage pay

To thee, O God, we homage pay

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 47 hymnals

Representative Text

1 To thee, O God! we homage pay,
Source of the light that rules the day!
Who, while he gilds all nature's frame,
Reflects thy rays, and speaks thy name.

2 In louder strains we sing that grace,
Which gives the sun of righteousness,
Whose nobler light salvation brings,
And scatters healing from his wings.

3 Stillon our hearts may Jesus shine
With beams of light and love divine!
Quicken'd by him, our souls shall live,
And, cheer'd by him, shall grow and thrive.

4 O may his glories stand confess'd,
From north to south, from east to west;
Successful may his gospel run,
Wide as the circuit of the sun.

5 When shall that radiant scene arise,
When, fix'd on high, in purer skies,
Christ all his lustre shall display
On all his saints through endless day!

Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #109

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: To thee, O God, we homage pay
Author: Philip Doddridge

Notes

To Thee, O God, we homage pay. P. Doddridge. [Christ, the Sun of Righteousness.] This hymn is No. viii. in the Doddridge manuscript, where it is entitled "The Sun of Righteousness. From Matt. iv. 2." It is in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. Although undated, its position in the D. MSS. shows it to be circa 1734. In Job Orton's edition of Doddridge's posthumous Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 173, the text differs somewhat from the ms. Orton's text is repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, &c, 1839, No. 194. It is in a few collections in Great Britain and America. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d333

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #181

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #226

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #261

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #359

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (2nd ed. Enl. and Imp.) #120

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #122

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #122

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #120

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #405

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #378

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #258

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d460

Hymns for Social and Private Worship, Altered to a Devotional Form #d151

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Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #105

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #297

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #297

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d264

Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d443

Psalms in Metre and Hymns Selected for the Use of the Parish Church of Boston #d128

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d379

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d373

The Christian Psalter #d595

The Gospel Hymnal #d653

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d435

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #147

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