Born: June 26, 1702, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 26, 1751, Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal. Dodd­ridge had gone there to re­cup­er­ate from ex­haust­ion. He died of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis.

Buried: Eng­lish Pro­test­ant Cem­e­tery (at­tached to the Brit­ish Fac­to­ry), Lis­bon, Por­tu­gal.

Youngest of 20 child­ren, Dod­dridge at­tend­ed Kings­ton Gram­mar School at St. Al­bans, and a non­con­form­ist acad­e­my in Kib­worth, Lei­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. He went on to be­come one of the “dissenting” cler­gy. He was pas­tor of an in­de­pend­ent con­gre­ga­tion and tu­tor of a sem­in­ary for dis­sent­ing min­is­ters at North­amp­ton from 1739 un­til his death. His works in­clude:



  1. And Will the Great Eternal God
  2. And Will the Judge Descend?
  3. Arise, My Tend’rest Thoughts, Arise
  4. Awake, My Soul, Stretch Every Nerve
  5. Beset with Snares on Every Hand
  6. Blest Jesus, Source of Grace Divine
  7. Blest Jesus While in Mortal Flesh
  8. Do I Not Love Thee, O My Lord?
  9. Father of Peace, and God of Love
  10. Fountain of Good, to Own Thy Love
  11. God of My Life, Through All My Days
  12. Grace, ’Tis a Charming Sound
  13. Great Former of This Various Frame
  14. Great God, We Sing Your Mighty Hand
  15. Hail to the Prince of Life and Peace
  16. Hark, the Glad Sound!
  17. House of Our God
  18. How Gentle God’s Commands
  19. How Rich Thy Bounty, King of Kings!
  20. Jesus, I Love Thy Charming Name
  21. Jesus, My Lord, How Rich Thy Grace!
  22. King of Heav’n His Table Spreads, The
  23. Let the High Heav’ns Your Songs Invite
  24. Let Zion’s Watchmen All Awake
  25. My God, and Is Thy Table Spread
  26. My Gracious Lord, I Own Thy Right
  27. My Helper God, I Bless His Name
  28. Not Ma­ny Years Their Rounds Shall Roll
  29. Now Let Our Cheerful Eyes Survey
  30. O God of Bethel, by Whose Hand
  31. O God of Sabbath, Hear Our Vows
  32. O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice
  33. O Lord! And Is Thy Table Spread?
  34. O Ye Immortal Throng
  35. See Israel’s Gentle Shepherd Stand
  36. Shine on Our Souls, Eternal God
  37. Sing, Oh Ye Ransomed of the Lord
  38. Thine Earthly Sabbaths, Lord, We Love
  39. Thrice Happy Souls
  40. Tomorrow, Lord, Is Thine
  41. Triumphant Zion, Lift Thy Head
  42. When at This Distance, Lord, We Trace
  43. While on the Verge of Life I Stand
  44. Ye Golden Lamps of Heav’n Farewell
  45. Ye Humble Souls That Seek the Lord
  46. Ye Servants of the Lord
  47. Ye Sons of Men, with Joy Record
  48. Yes, the Redeemer Rose