Philip Doddridge

English Nonconformist leader, educator, and hymnwriter

Philip Doddridge (June 26, 1702October 26, 1751) was an English Nonconformist leader.

Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.

QuotesEdit

  • Live while you live, the epicure would say,
    And seize the pleasures of the present day;
    Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
    And give to God each moment as it flies.
    Lord, in my views, let both united be:
    I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
    • Epigram on his Family Arms, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,
    And press with vigour on;
    A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
    And an immortal crown.
    • Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
  • Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.
    • The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul.
  • Dear Saviour! we are Thine,
    By everlasting bands;
    Our hearts, our souls, we would resign
    Entirely to Thy hands.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 397.
  • His goodness stands approved,
    Unchanged from day to day;
    I'll drop my burden at His feet,
    And bear a song away.
    • Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 262.

HymnsEdit

  • Hark, the glad sound! The Savior comes,
    The Savior promised long;
    Let every heart exult with joy,
    And every voice be song!
    • Published 1755, Hymns, "Hark, the Glad Sound", Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, p. 278
  • O God of Bethel! by whose hand
    Thy people still are fed,
    Who through this weary pilgrimage
    Hast all our fathers led.
    • Published in 1755, Hymns: "O God of Bethel", Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, p. 278.
  • Ye servants of the Lord,
    Each in his office wait,
    Observant of the heavenly word,
    And watchful at his gate.
    • Published in 1755, Hymns: "Ye Servants of the Lord", Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, p. 278.
  • Father of Peace, and God of love!
    We own Thy power to save,
    That power by which our Shepherd rose
    Victorious o'er the grave.
    • Published in 1755, Hymns: "Father of Peace", Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, p. 278.

External linksEdit

  • Chambers Dictionary of Quotations, Chambers Harrap Publishers, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2005.
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