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 >
How great the wisdom, power, and grace. B. Beddome. [Wonders of Redemption.] Appeared in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 284, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Wonders of Redemption." It has passed into several hymn-books, and in late edition of the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, it is dated 1790; but upon what authority is not stated.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: How Great the WisdomFirst Line: How great the wisdom, power and graceTune Title: MARLOWAuthor: Benjamin BeddomeMeter: CMSource: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, 1817