Dost thou my profit seek

Dost thou my profit seek

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 19 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Dost thou my profit seek,
And chasten as a friend?
O God, I'll kiss the smarting rod;
There's hope yet in my end.

2 Dost thou thro' death's dark vale
Conduct to heav'n at last?
The future good will make amends
For all the evil past.

3 Lord, I would not repine
At strokes in mercy sent;
If the chastisement comes in love,
My soul shall be content.

Source: The Psalms of David: with hymns and spiritual songs: also, the catechism, confession of faith, and liturgy of the Reformed Church in the Netherlands #H87

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: Dost thou my profit seek
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Copyright: Public Domain


This first published as "Dost thou my profit seek", Hymn 540 (S. M.) in Rippon's Selection, 1787.
It appears in Beddome's Hymns, 1818, in highly altered form, Hymn 223 (77. 77. D.). It is not known whether Rippon reduced Beddome's hymn, or Beddome rewrote it after 1787 (see discussion in John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1905, p. 122).



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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #540a

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymn Book #d98

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d137

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The Baptist Hymn Book #700

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The Christian Harmonist #48

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

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1258a

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The Psalms of David #H87

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