Sovereign of all the worlds on highAuthor: Philip Doddridge
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1 Sovereign of all the worlds on high,
Allow my humble claim;
Nor, while a worm would raise its head,
Disdain a father’s name.
2 My Father God! How sweet the sound!
How tender, and how dear!
Not all the melody of Heav’n
Could so delight the ear.
3 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name
On mine expanding heart;
And show, that in Jehovah’s grace
I share a filial part.
4 Cheered by a signal so divine,
Unwavering I believe;
Thou know’st I "Abba, Father," cry,
Nor can the sign deceive.
5 On wings of everlasting love
The Comforter is come;
All terrors at His voice disperse,
And endless pleasures bloom.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10616
Sovereign of all the worlds on high. P. Doddridge. [Adoption.] This is No. 78 in the D. MSS., in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, is headed, "Adoption argued from a filial temper, on Gal. iv. 6," and is dated "June 17, 1739." It was repeated, without alteration, in Job Orton's posthumous edition of Doddridge's Hymns, &c, 1755, No. 281, but with the title changed to "A filial Temper the Work of the Spirit, and a proof of Adoption. Gal. iv. 6." In J. D. Humphreys's edition of the same, 1839, No. 307, the 1755 heading is repeated, but the text is changed in stanzas iv. 1. 3, from "Thou know'st, I Abba, Father, cry," to "And thus, I Abba, Father, cry." It is in common use in its original form, and as, “ My Father God! how sweet the sound" (stanzas ii.).
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10616||Sovereign Of All The Worlds On High||Sovereign of all the worlds on high||LATIMER||Philip Doddridge, 1702-1751||CM||Published posthumously in <cite>Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures</cite>, by Job Orton (J. Eddowes and J. Cotton, 1755)|