To thee, O God, we homage pay

To thee, O God, we homage pay

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 49 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

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 >

Text Information

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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Instances

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #109

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 Collection of Psalms and Hymns #227

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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 #120

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #227

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #227

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #269

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Christian Hymns #442

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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

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a258

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

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Melodies and Hymns for Divine Service in Appleton Chapel #a173

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

Supplement to Watts #d440

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

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d373

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The Christian Psalmist #184

The Christian Psalter #d595

The Gospel Hymnal #d653

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d435

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #147

The Universalist Hymn Book #d489

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The Universalist Hymn-Book #333

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