How great the wisdom, power, and grace

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1 How great the wisdom, power and grace,
Which in redemption shine!
The heavenly host with joy confess
The work is all divine,
The work is all divine.

2 Before His feet they cast their crowns, –
Those crowns which Jesus gave, –
And, with ten thousand thousand tongues
Proclaim His power to save,
Proclaim His power to save.

3 With them let us our voices raise
And still the song renew;
Salvation well deserves the praise
Of men and angels, too,
Of men and angels, too.

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #207

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 >

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First Line: How great the wisdom, power, and grace
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

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)

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