How great, how solemn is the work

How great, how solemn is the work

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 How great, how solemn is the work,
Which we attend to day!
Now for a holy, solemn frame,
O God, to thee we pray.

2 O may we feel as once we felt,
When pained and griveed at heart;
Thy kind, forgiving, melting look,
Relieved our every smart.

3 Let grace which then was exercised,
Be exercised again;
And, nurtured by celestial power,
In exercise remain.

4 Awake our love, our fear, our hope,
Wake fortitude and joy;
Vain world begone; let things above,
Our happy thoughts employ.

5 Whilst thee, our Savior and our Lord,
To all around we own;
Drive each rebellious, rival lust,
Each traitor from the throne.

6 Instruct our minds, our wills subdue,
To heaven our passions raise;
That hence our lives, our all may be
Devoted to thy praise.

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors, Supplementary for the use of Christians. 1st Ed., 1816

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: How great, how solemn is the work
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English

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A Choice Selection of Hymns. 2nd ed. #d86

A Choice Selection of Hymns. 6th ed. #d107

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #691

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d85

A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the United Brethren in Christ #d145

A Selection of Hymns from Various Authors, Supplementary for the Use of Christians. 2nd ed. #d46

Baptist Harmony #d100

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d372

Conference Hymns, Selected and Original. 3rd ed. #d45

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d130

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #470

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d152

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B193

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b193

Hymns and Spiritual Songs. 1st Canadian ed. #d118

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Hymns for Christian Melody #337

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #273

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d96

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d108

Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Songs, including Some Never Before in Print #d135

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Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #C44

Our Favorite Hymnal #d97

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d143

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d232

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #794

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #920

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The Latest Collection of Original and Select Hymns and Spiritual Songs #225

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1171

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d395

Zion's Hymns, for the Use of the Original Free-Will Baptist Church of North Carolina #d107

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