God, in the gospel of his Son

God, in the gospel of his Son

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 312 hymnals

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1 God, in the gospel of his Son,
makes his eternal counsels known;
where love in all its glory shines,
and truth is drawn in fairest lines.

2 Here sinners of a humble frame
may taste his grace, and learn his name;
may read, in characters of blood,
the wisdom, pow'r, and grace of God.

3 The pris'ner here may break his chains;
the weary rest from all his pains;
the captive feel his bondage cease;
the mourner find the way of peace.

4 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
a brighter world beyond the skies;
here shines the light which guides our way
from earth to realms of endless day.

5 O grant us grace, almighty Lord,
to read and mark your holy Word;
its truths with meekness to receive,
and by its holy precepts live.


Source: Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #141

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 >

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First Line: God, in the gospel of his Son
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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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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