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 >
God's holy law transgressed. B. Beddome. [Hope in the Gospel.] Appeared in R. Hall's edition of Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 362, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, “Hope alone from the Gospel." Its use in Great Britain is limited, but in America it is extensive; but in most cases either abbreviated or altered. Original text in the Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1878, No. 314, with "Convinced of guilt," &c, for "Burdened with guilt," &c, in stanza i. line 3.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: God's Holy Law TransgressedFirst Line: God’s holy law transgressedTune Title: ABERAuthor: Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795Meter: SMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship or Family Devotion, by Robert Hall, 1817