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If I Must Die

If I must die, O let me die, Trusting in Jesus' blood

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: ST. AGNES (Dykes)
Published in 1 hymnal

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 If I must die, O let me die
Trusting in Jesus’ blood!
That blood which hath atonement made,
And reconciles to God.

2 If I must die, then let me die
In peace with all mankind,
And change these fleeting joys below
For pleasures more refined.

3 If I must die, as die I must,
Let some kind seraph come,
And bear me on his friendly wing
To my celestial home!

4 Of Canaan’s land from Pisgah’s top
May I but have a view!
Though Jordan should o’erflow its banks,
I’ll boldly venture through.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10688

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: If I must die, O let me die, Trusting in Jesus' blood
Title: If I Must Die
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #10688
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)



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