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God, in the gospel of his Son

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1 God, in the gospel of his Son,
Makes his eternal councils known;
'Tis here his richest mercy shines,
And truth is drawn in fairest lines.

2 Here sinners of an humble frame
May taste his grace, and learn his name;
"Tis writ in characters of blood,
Severely just, immensely good.

3 Here Jesus, in ten thousand ways,
His soul-attracting charms displays
Recounts his poverty and pains,
And tells his love in melting strains.

4 Wisdom its dictates here imparts,
To form our minds, to cheer our hearts;
Its influence makes the sinner live,
It bids the drooping saints revive

5 Our raging passion it controls,
And comfort yields to contrite souls'
It brings a better world in view,
And guides us all our journey through.

6 May this blest volume ever lie
Close to my heart, and near my eye,
'Till life's last hour my soul engage,
And be my chosen heritage!

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: God, in the gospel of his Son
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

God, in the Gospel of His Son. B. Beddome. [The Gospels.] Appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, No. 54, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “The Gospel of Christ." It was also included in Robert Hall's posthumous edition of Beddome's Hymns, 1817. Its use, especially in America, is very extensive, but sometimes in an abbreviated form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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The Cyber Hymnal #1792
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Instances

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Small Church Music #324Audio
The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #221
The Cyber Hymnal #1792TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #141TextPage Scan
Include 307 pre-1979 instances



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