Dear Lord, though bitter is the cup

Dear Lord, though bitter is the cup

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 22 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Dear Lord, though bitter is the cup,
Thy gracious hand pours out to me,
I cheerfully will drink it up,
That cannot hurt which comes from thee.

2 'Tis fill'd with thine unchanging love,
And not a drop of wrath is there;
The saints for ever bless'd above,
Were often most afflicted here.

3 From Jesus, thy incarnate Son,
I'll learn obedience to thy will;
And humbly kiss the chast'ning rod,
When its severest strokes I feel.


Source: The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #CLV

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: Dear Lord, though bitter is the cup
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

This was first published as "Dear Lord, though bitter is the cup", Hymn 264 (L. M.) in Rippon's Selection, 1787. In Beddome's Hymns of 1818 it is Hymn 206, "Lord, though bitter is the cup" (77. 77.). It is uncertain whether Rippon added a syllable to each line for his 1787 compilation, or Beddome dropped a syllable from each line after 1787.

Timeline

Instances

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #214

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLXI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CLXI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #264

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Baptist Hymn Book #a320

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Hymns of the Church Militant #159

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Pocket Hymns #217

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The Baptist Hymn Book #655

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The Baptist Hymn Book #320

The Bible Hymn Book #d48

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CCCLXXXVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CLV

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CLV

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #982

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