The Hymns of Philip Doddridge
Philip Doddridge is best known today for his book The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul, and perhaps by some for his Family Expositor, which is an extensive commentary on and paraphrase of the New Testament. He also served as principal of an important ministerial academy for non-conforming churches. However, one part of Doddridge’s legacy that has been sorely neglected in recent years is his hymns. This book contains 375 of Doddridge’s hymns, which provide poetic reflection on Old Testament texts, New Testament texts, and various occasions pertaining to Christians and the church. It also includes a timeline of Doddridge’s life, a number of helpful indexes, and various compatible hymn tunes.