Interval of grateful shade

Interval of grateful shade

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 41 hymnals

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1 Interval of grateful shade,
Welcome to my weary head!
Welcome, slumber, to my eyes,
Tir'd with glaring vanities.

2 My great Master still allows
Needful periods of repose:
By my heav'nly Father blest,
Thus, I give y pow'rs to rest.

3 Heav'nly Father! gracious name!
Night and day his love the same!
Far be each suspicious thought,
Ev'ry anxious care forgot!

4 Thou my ever-bounteous God!
Crown'st my days with various good.
Thy kind eye, which cannot sleep,
My defenseless hours shall keep.

5 What if death my sleep invade?
Should I be of death afraid?
While encircled by thine arm,
Death may strike, but cannot harm.

6 With thy heav'nly presence blest,
Death is life, and labour rest.
Welcome sleep or death to me,
Still secure, for still with thee!



Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #408

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: Interval of grateful shade
Author: Philip Doddridge

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Interval of grateful shade. P. Doddridge. [Evening.] In the "Doddridge Manuscript" this hymn is given in full, but without date. In 1755, it was included in Doddridge's (posthumous) Hymns, as the second of the "Hymns on Particular Occasions and in Uncommon Measures," being No. ccclxiii. of the volume, in 70 lines, and entitled "An Evening Hymn, to be used when composing oneself to sleep." It is also in J. D. Humphreys's edition of the Hymns, 1839, No. 309. In 1812, Dr. Collyer gave the complete hymn in his Collection, dividing the same, as in Doddridge's Hymns, into three parts, and using each part as a separate hymn. He also divided the unbroken lines of the original into stanzas. The three hymns thus made were:—
"Interval of grateful shade."
“What though downy [peaceful] slumbers flee."
“What if death my sleep invade."
This arrangement was repeated in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, Nos. 489, 490, 491, in Elliott's Psalms & Hymns, 1835, No. 827, and other collections. In this manner these three hymns were handed down to modern collections. A cento from the poem is also in common use. It begins: "Heavenly Father, gracious Name."

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns #368Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches: to which are added prayers for families and individuals #408Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches, to which are added prayers for families and individuals (New and Enl. Stereotype Ed.) #408Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #408TextPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #55Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns: from Watts, Doddridge, and others (4th ed. with an appendix) #605Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns #d147
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele, and others (2nd ed.) #605Page Scan
A Selection of Sacred Poetry: consisting of psalms and hymns, from Watts, Doddridge, Merrick, Scott, Cowper, Barbauld, Steele ...compiled for the use of the Unitarian Church in Philadelphia #605Page Scan
Chapel Hymns #d273
Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d456
Church Chorals and Choir Studies #143Page Scan
Church Poetry: being Portions of the Psalms in Verse and Hymns suited to the Festivals and Fasts, and Various Occasions of the Church #230aPage Scan
Church Psalmist: or Psalms and Hymns Designed for the Public, Social, and Private Use of Evangelical Christians ... with Supplement. 53rd ed. #P121ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or psalms and hymns for the public, social and private use of evangelical Christians (5th ed.) #P121ePage Scan
Church Psalmist: or, psalms and hymns, for the public, social and private use of Evangelical Christians. With Supplement. (50th ed.) #P121ePage Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #996Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d139
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #98Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #949Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #949Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #350Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship with Prayers for Every Day in the Week, Selected from Various Authors #52Page Scan
Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #52Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #450Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Militant #356Page Scan
Parish Hymns: a collection of hymns for public, social, and private worship; selected and original #37Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H701Page Scan
The Bible Hymn Book #d107
The Book of Praise #d143
The Christian Psalter #d272
The Disciples' Hymn Book: a collection of hymns and chants for public and private devotion #11Page Scan
The Gospel Psalmist #651Page Scan
The Philadelphia Hymn Book; or, a selection of sacred poetry, consisting of psalms and hymns from Watts...and others, adapted to public and private devotion #605Page Scan
The School Psalter #d139
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #440Page Scan



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