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Blest Savior, we thy will obey

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1 Blest Saviour, we thy will obey;
Not of constraint, but with delight,
Thy servants hither come today
To honor thine appointed rite.

2 With faith in thy blest name we come,
The Spirit's cleansing power confess;
O Saviour, from thy heavenly home
Confirm the covenant of thy grace!

3 Descend, descend, Celestial Dove,
On these dear followers of the Lord;
Exalted Head of all the church,
Thy promised aid to them afford.

4 Let faith, assisted now by signs,
The wonders of thy love explore;
And, washed in thy redeeming blood,
Let them depart and sin no more.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #1079

Author: Benjamin Beddome

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Blest Savior, we thy will obey
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Copyright: Public Domain


This is the third stanza of Benjamin Beddome's "Ere Christ ascended to his throne", altered.



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Dyer's Psalmist #192

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Hymns and Tunes #161

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d127

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a97

Spiritual Melodies #d41

Spiritual Melodies. Enl. & impr. ed. #d46

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1465

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The Baptist Praise Book #741

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #499

The Christian Lyre #d48

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The Harp #806

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a806

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The Jubilee Harp #97

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The Psalmist #813

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The Psalmist #813

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The Psalmody #500

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #1079

The South Western Psalmist #d39

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