Philip Doddridge

26 June 1702–26 October 1751

Philip Doddridge, engraved by T. Halpin, based on the painting by Andrea Soldi (18th century), in Edwin Long, Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors (1875).

Featured Hymns:

Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes

Collections of Hymns:

Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures

1st ed. (1755): PDF
2nd ed. (1759): PDF
3rd ed. (1766): PDF
New ed., corrected (1776): PDF
5th ed. (1779): PDF
6th ed. (1788): PDF
New ed. (1792): PDF
7th ed. (1793): PDF
8th ed. (1794): PDF

Note: Job Orton died in 1783.

see also:

Some Remarkable Passages in the Life of the Honourable Col. James Gardiner (1747): PDF

Translations and Paraphrases (Church of Scotland):

(1745): PDF
(1751): PDF
(1756): PDF
(1765): PDF
(1771): PDF
(1781): PDF


Philip Doddridge, Hymns Suited to Various Texts, James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University (Osborn c493):

Philip Doddridge, Hymns on Several Occasions, British Library (Add MS 42558):

see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for a more detailed list of additional MSS (correspondence, papers, etc.)


E. Williams and E. Parsons, ed., The Works of the Rev. P. Doddridge, D.D., 10 vols. (Leeds, 1802-5): HathiTrust

John Doddridge Humphreys, Scriptural Hymns by the Rev. Philip Doddridge, D.D. (London: Darton & Clark, 1839): PDF

Graham C. Ashworth, The Hymns of Philip Doddridge (Grand Rapids: Soli Deo Gloria, 2010).
[Note: This is a newly typeset presentation of the 1766 ed.; it does not include analysis of Doddridge’s MSS or Humphreys’ 1839 ed.]

Life & Hymns:

Job Orton, Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of the late Rev. Philip Doddridge (Salop, 1766): PDF

“Philip Doddridge,” Biographia Britannica, 2nd ed., vol. 5 (1793), pp. 266-315: PDF

John Doddridge Humphreys, The Correspondence and Diary of Philip Doddridge, D. D., 5 vols. (1829-1831): HathiTrust

John Gadsby, “Philip Doddridge,” Memoirs of the Principal Hymn-Writers & Compilers of the 17th, 18th, & 19th Centuries, 4th ed. (London, 1870), pp. 50-51: HathiTrust

Edwin Long, “Philip Doddridge,” Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors (Philadelphia: Joseph F. Jaggers, 1875), pp. 128-147 :

Edwin Hatfield, “Philip Doddridge,” The Poets of the Church (NY: Anson D.F. Randolph, 1884), pp. 201-208:

H. Leigh Bennett & John Julian, “Philip Doddridge,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1907), pp. 305-306, 1560: Google Books

Geoffrey F. Nuttall, Philip Doddridge, 1702-51, His Contribution to English Religion (London: Independent Press, 1951).

Malcolm Deacon, Philip Doddridge of Northampton (Northampton: Northamptonshire Libraries, 1980).

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard, “The Circulation and Reception of Philip Doddridge's Hymns,” Isabel Rivers and David L. Wykes, eds., Dissenting Praise: Religious Dissent and the Hymn in England and Wales (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 68-94.

Philip Doddridge,

Françoise Deconinck-Brossard, “Philip Doddridge,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

Isabel Rivers, “Philip Doddridge,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: