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Spiritual Blessing Desired

Eternal Spirit, heavenly Dove

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 18 hymnals

Representative Text

Eternal spirit, heavenly dove,
On these baptismal waters move;
That we, thro' energy divine,
May have the substance with the sign.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLX

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: Eternal Spirit, heavenly Dove
Title: Spiritual Blessing Desired
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


First published in Rippon's Selection, Hymn 460 (L. M.), one stanza. In Beddome's Hymns of 1818, this is stanza 2 of Hymn 627, "To famed Bethesda's pool they came."



Instances (1 - 18 of 18)
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A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ #583

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #264

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #460

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A Selection of Hymns #CDLX

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Baptist Hymn Book #a801

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d47

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Songs of Pilgrimage #131

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1136

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The Baptist Hymn Book #801

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The Baptist Psalmody #910h

The Church Harp #d25

The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d32

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #343

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The Psalmist #816

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The Psalmist #816

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1178

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