Great Father of each perfect gift

Great Father of each perfect gift

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 62 hymnals

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1 Great Father of each perfect gift,
Behold thy servants wait;
With longing eyes and lifted hands
We flock around thy gate.

2 Oh, shed abroad that choicest gift,
Thy Spirit from above,
To cheer our eyes with sacred light,
And fire our hearts with love.

3 Blest earnest of eternal joy,
Declare our sins forgiven;
And bear with energy divine,
Our raptured thoughts to heaven.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #272

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 >

Notes

Great Father of each perfect gift. P. Doddridge. [Whitsuntide.] This hymn is No. 89 of the Doddridge Manuscript, but is undated. It was first published in J. Orton's (posthumous) edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 251, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, "The descent of the Spirit, or His influence desired," Acts x. 44. It was also repeated in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 276. There are slight differences in the text of each, but that of Orton is commonly received as the original. The hymn is in several important collections in Great Britain and America. In the American Baptist Praise Book, 1871, No. 522, it begins, "Great Father of our feeble race."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Additional Hymns, Adopted by the General Synod of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America, at their Session, June 1846, and authorized to be used in the churches under their care #76Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #279Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #279Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d178
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d324
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #216Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #216Page Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #216Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H210Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #210Page Scan
Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d228
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #587Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #151Page Scan
Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #151Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d208
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #53Page Scan
Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #53Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #356Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d126
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B280Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b280Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d99
Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d66
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #158Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #148Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary #278Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #164Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #245Page Scan
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #210Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d304
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H195Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #235Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns #216Page Scan
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d200
Social Hymn and Tune Book: for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family Circle, and Mission Church #d125
Social Hymn Book: Being the Hymns of the Social Hymn and Tune Book for the Lecture Room, Prayer Meeting, Family, and Congregation (2nd ed.) #133Page Scan
Social Psalmist: or hymns, selected for the private use and social meetings of evangelical Christians #216Page Scan
Songs for the Lord's House #d128
Songs of Praise with Tunes #154Page Scan
The Chapel hymn book, with tunes: for the worship of God #55Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book #d206
The Christian Hymn Book (Ohio Auglaize Christian Conference) #d88
The Christian Hymn Book. 7th ed. #d208
The Christian Hymn-Book (Corr. and Enl., 3rd. ed.) #66Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #234Page Scan
The Christian Psalter #d167
The Church Hymn Book #d155
The Church Hymnary: a collection of hymns and tunes for public worship #361Page Scan
The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #1252Page Scan
The Gospel Praise Book #d134
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d154
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #167Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d199
The Presbyterian Hymnal #73Page Scan
The Presbyterian Hymnal #73Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H164Page Scan
The Sacrifice of Praise. psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs designed for public worship and private devotion, with notes on the origin of hymns. #188Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d266
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d160
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #401Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #272TextPage Scan
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d137



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