Great God, where'er we pitch our tent

Great God, where'er we pitch our tent

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 29 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Great God! where'er we pitch our tent,
Let us an altar raise;
And there, with humble frame, present
Our sacrifice of praise.

2 To thee we give our health and strength,
While health and strength shall last;
For future mercies humbly trust,
Nor e'er forget the past.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #725

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: Great God, where'er we pitch our tent
Author: Benjamin Beddome

Notes

Great God, where'er we pitch our tent. B. Beddome. [Family Worship.] This hymn on "Going to a new habitation," appeared in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 333, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines, and from thence it has passed into a few modern collections. In Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns adapted to Public Worship, 1817, it is given as stanzas iii. and iv. of the hymn, "Bless'd Lord, my wandering heart recal." The text in Rippon and in Beddome's Hymns, is slightly different. The former is that in common use. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Family and Social Melodies #d121

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d106

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #929

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #929

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #91

Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S362

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Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B91

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #417

The Christian Melodist, a Collection of Popular Songs, for Use in Public and Social Meetings ... #d109

The Christian Psalmist #d213

The Christian Psalmist (Numeral ed.) 10th ed., 1st rev. ed. #d123

The Church Hymn Book #d319

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The Gospel Psalmist #627

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1051

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #725

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