Having No Hope

Can sinners hope for heaven

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Published in 49 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Can sinners hope for heaven,
Who love this world so well?
Or dream of future happiness,
While on the road to hell?

2 Shall they hosannas sing,
With an unhallowed tongue?
Shall palms adorn the guilty hand
Which does its neighbor wrong?

3 Thy grace, O God, alone,
Good hope can e'er afford!
The pardoned and the pure shall see
The glory of the Lord.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #226

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: Can sinners hope for heaven
Title: Having No Hope
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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