Christ in water and in blood

Hosanna to the church's Head

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

Hosanna to the church's head,
Who suffer'd in our room and stead!
He was immers'd in Jordan's flood,
And then immers'd in sweat and blood!

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CDLVI

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: Hosanna to the church's Head
Title: Christ in water and in blood
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Benjamin Beddome is the author of the first stanza, in Rippon, Selection, 1787, Hymn 456.

Julian's numbering and attribution are incorrect. Rippon lists the author before the hymn throughout his book. Also, Julian says nos. 2 and 11 are by Stennett; Stennett wrote no. 3, Beddome no. 2; and Stennett wrote no. 12, not 11. Rippon numbers these one-stanza hymns on baptism as Hymns 455–467:
1. Hymn 455 – Whate'er to thee, our Lord, belongs – unattributed, possibly by Rippon
2. Hymn 456 – Hosanna to the church's head – Beddome
3. Hymn 457 – Behold the grave where Jesus lay – Stennett
4. Hymn 458 – Come, ye redeemed of the Lord – Beddome
5. Hymn 459 – We to this place are come to show – Beddome
6. Hymn 460 – Eternal Spirit, heavenly Dove – Beddome
7. Hymn 461 – All ye that love Immanuel's name – unattributed, possibly by Rippon
8. Hymn 462 – Ye, who your native vileness mourn – H. F.
9. Hymn 463 – Jesus, my Savior and my all – H. F.
10. Hymn 464 – Amazing grace! and shall I still – H. F.
11. Hymn 465 – Apostles trod this holy ground – H.
12. Hymn 466 – With lowly minds and lofty songs – Stennett
13. Hymn 467 – To Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, We humbly dedicate – G.

--Barry Johnston, 2020



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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d292

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #456

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The Baptist Hymn Book #1132

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The Baptist Hymn Book #797

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The Baptist Psalmody #910b

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1174

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