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
|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|
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).