Benjamin Beddome was born at Henley-in Arden, Warwickshire, January 23, 1717. His father was a Baptist minister. He studied at various places, and began preaching in 1740. He was pastor of a Baptist society at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, until his death in 1795. In 1770, he received the degree of M.A. from the Baptist College in Providence, Rhode Island. He published several discourses and hymns. "His hymns, to the number of 830, were published in 1818, with a recommendation from Robert Hall." Montgomery speaks of him as a "writer worthy of honour both for the quantity and the quality of his hymns."
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >
Myriads of spirits round the throne. B. Beddome. [The Church Triumphant.] Appeared in R. Hall's posthumous edition of Beddome's Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 675, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. Sometimes given as "A host of spirits round the throne."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)