And will the great eternal GodAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1 And will the great, eternal God
On earth establish his abode?
And will he, from his radiant throne,
Accept our temples for his own?
2 These walls we to thy honor raise;
Long may they echo with thy praise:
And thou, descending, fill the place
With choicest tokens of thy grace.
3 Here let the great Redeemer reign,
With all the graces of his train;
While power divine his word attends,
To conquer foes, and cheer his friends.
4 And in the great decisive day,
When God the nations shall survey,
May it before the world appear
That crowds were born to glory here.
Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #560
And will the great Eternal God? P. Doddridge. [Opening of a Place of Worship.] Written for the opening of a new place of worship at Oakham. In the "D. MSS." it is undated. In 1755 it was included by J. Orton in his edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, No. 49, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839. In 1826 it was embodied in an altered form in the American Prayer Book Collection as, "And wilt Thou, O Eternal God." This arrangement, in common with the original, is in extensive use in America. A cento from the original is also given in the Wesleyan Hymn Book, 1875, No. 994, as “Great God, Thy watchful care we bless." It is composed of stanzas iii., iv., and vi., slightly altered.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #332||And Will the Great Eternal God||And will the great eternal God||ROCKINGHAM (Miller)||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||LM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|