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Heirs of unending life

Representative Text

1 Heirs of unending life,
While yet we sojourn here,
O let us our salvation work
With trembling and with fear.

2 God will support our hearts
With might before unknown;
The work to be performed is ours,
The strength is all His own.

3 'Tis He that works to will,
'Tis He that works to do;
His is the power by which we act,
His be the glory too!

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

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 >

Alterer: Henry Ustick Onderdonk

Henry Ustick Onderdonk, Bishop of Pennsylvania, was born in New York, March 16, 1789, and educated at Columbia College, B.A. 1805, M.A. 1808, D.D. 1827. Having decided to devote his life to medicine, he studied first in London and then in Edinburgh, receiving his M.D. from that university in 1810. Returning to New York, he began to study theology under Bishop Hobart and was ordained in 1815. He was rector of St. Ann's, Brooklyn, until 1827 when, following a famous controversy, he was elected bishop coadjutor of Pennsylvania, becoming diocesan in 1836 upon the death of Bishop White. He, with W.A. Muhlenberg, q.v., was influential on the committee appointed by General Convention to prepare the so-called Prayer Book Collection, 1826. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heirs of unending life
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1817)
Alterer: Henry Ustick Onderdonk (1826)
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English

Tune

DENNIS (Nägeli)

Lowell Mason (PHH 96) arranged DENNIS and first published it in The Psaltery (1845), a hymnal he compiled with George. Webb (PHH 559). Mason attributed the tune to Johann G. Nageli (b. Wetzikon, near Zurich, Switzerland, 1773; d. Wetzikon, 1836) but included no source reference. Nageli presumably pu…

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FRANCONIA (König)


[Heirs of unending life]


Timeline

Instances

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #571

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A Collection of Sacred Song #71(H210)

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A Collection of Sacred Song #71(H210)

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A Selection of Hymns #118

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns #d21

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #673

Book of Common Praise #d196

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d320

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Christian Science Hymnal #104

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Christian Science Hymnal #221

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Christian Science Hymnal #104a

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Christian Science Hymnal #104b

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Christian Science Hymnal #104c

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Christian Science Hymnal #104

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Church Hymnal #444

Familiar Hymns with Music, New and Old, a Companion #d25

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Gloria Deo #443

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #479

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #555

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #476

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #555

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Hymnal #479

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Hymnal #479

Hymns for Schools and Families #d47

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Hymns for Schools and Families #186

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Hymns of the Advent #316

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #64

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One Hundred Progressive Hymns #73

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Palm Leaves #21

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Selections from the Psalms of David in Metre #H210

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #925

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Songs for the Sanctuary #925

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Songs for the Sanctuary #925

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Songs for the Sanctuary #925

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #925

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #925

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Songs of Praise with Tunes #316

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The American Baptist Sabbath-School Hymn-Book #502

The Baptist Sabbath School Hymn Book #d143

The Book of Common Praise #d203

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #479

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The Church Hymnal #227

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The Church Hymnal #502

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The Church Hymnal #502

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d316

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The Hymnal #502

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The Hymnal #479

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The Lecture-Room Hymn-Book #H210

The Missionary Tune Book #d33

The Olive Branch #d51

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #448

The School Hymnal #d19

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The Sunday School Service and Tune Book #56

Union Hymns. Rev. #d137

Union Hymns. Rev. #d141

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d90

Union Prayer Meeting Hymns #d91

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