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His Influences Sought

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1 Come, Holy Spirit come,
With energy divine,
And on this poor, benighted soul,
With beams of mercy shine.

2 Melt, melt this frozen heart;
This stubborn will subdue;
Each evil passion overcome,
And form me all anew.

3 Mine will the profit be,
But Thine shall be the praise;
And unto Thee will I devote
The remnant of my days.

Source: The Sacred Harp: the best collection of sacred songs, hymns, odes, and anthems ever offered the singing public for general use (1991 rev.) #33b

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: Come, Holy Spirit, come, With energy divine
Title: His Influences Sought
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1800)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Source: John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, Tenth Edition, 1800
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #857
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Original Sacred Harp Denson Revision 1987 Standard Melodies #33b

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The Sacred Harp #68b

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The Sacred Harp #33b

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