Giver of True Liberty

Hark! for 'tis God's own Son that calls

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Hark! for 'tis God's own Son that calls
To life and liberty;
Transported, fall before his feet,
Who makes the prisoners free.

2 The cruel bonds of sin he breaks,
He sunders Satan's chain:
And, smiling, deals those pardons round
Which free from endless pain.

3 Into the captive heart he pours
His Spirit from on high;
We lose the terrors of the slave,
And "Abba, Father," cry.

4 Shake off your bonds and sing his grace,
The sinner's Friend proclaim,
And call on all around to seek
True freedom by his name.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #455

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hark! for 'tis God's own Son that calls
Title: Giver of True Liberty
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #576

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #70

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #93

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A Selection of Hymns #XCIII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a193

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #620

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #620

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B174

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #136

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #147

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #CCXII

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The Baptist Hymn Book #267

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The Baptist Hymn Book #193

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #290

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #811

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The Virginia Selection of Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #694

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The Voice of Praise #455

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