If I must die, O, let me die, With hope

If I must die, O, let me die, With hope

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: BYEFIELD
Published in 46 hymnals

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1 If I must die, O, let me die
With hope in Jesus' blood—
The blood that saves from sin and guilt,
And reconciles to God.

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

3 If I must die—and 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 Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #561

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: If I must die, O, let me die, With hope
Author: Benjamin Beddome

Notes

If I must die, O let me die. B. Beddome. [Death Anticipated.] This hymn was published in Dr. Rippon's Baptist Register, 1794, p. 319, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, in an obituary notice of Beddome. It there began:—

"If I must die, O let me die
Trusting in Thee alone."

In the Baptist Register, 1800, p. 312, it is given as:

"Lord, must I die? O let me die
Trusting in Thee alone."

This text was repeated in the 10th edition of Rippon's Selection, 1800, No. 550 (pt. iii.), and is found m a few modern collections, with sometimes two additional stanzas (ii. and v.). which were added in the 27th ed. of Rippon, 1827. In Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 778, it is given in 4 stanzas from Beddome's manuscript as:—

"'If I must die'—Oh let me die,
Trusting in Jesus' blood."

The American Sabbath Hymn Book, 1858, and others are from this text. [William T. Brooke]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d207
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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #318Page Scan
Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d83
Christian Hymn and Tune Book, for use in Churches, and for Social and Family Devotions #187Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family #345Page Scan
Christian Melodies: a selection of hymns and tunes designed for social and private worship in the lecture-room and the family (2nd ed.) #345Page Scan
Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d484
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns adapted to public worship #H609Page Scan
Church Psalmody: a Collection of Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Public Worship #609Page Scan
Cottage Melodies; a hymn and tune book, for prayer and social meetings and the home circle #385Page Scan
Die kleine Perlen-Samlung : oder Auswahl Geistreicher Lieder, Mehrstenthiels, von manuscripten genommen, zum Dienst, Gebrauch und Auferbauung... (1. Aufl.) #A4Page Scan
Familiar Hymns, Alphabetically Arranged. #d122
General Baptist Hymn Book #d246
Hymns for the Vestry and the Fireside #d144
Manual of Christian Psalmody: a collection of psalms and hymns for public worship #609Page Scan
Melodies of the Church: a collection of psalms and hymns adapted to publick and social worship, seasons of revival, monthly concerts of prayer, and various similar occasions... #d458
Prison Hymn Book #d151
Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d366
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #468Page Scan
Psalms and Hymns: adapted to social, private and public worship in the Cumberland Presbyterian Chruch #680Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #934Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #327.934Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book #934Page Scan
The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #1189Page Scan
The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #678Page Scan
The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #561Text
The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book: for social and public worship #86Page Scan
The Devotional Hymn Book #d223
The Lyrica: a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, adapted to general use #429Page Scan
The National Baptist Hymn Book #d254
The National Baptist Hymnal: arranged for use in churches, Sunday schools, and young people's socieities (5th ed. Rev.) #587Page Scan
The Psalmist: a new collection of hymns for the use of Baptist churches; with a supplement #1077Page Scan
The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #1077Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #1088Page Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #498Page Scan
The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #316dPage Scan
The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d462
The Sacred Lyre: a new collection of hymns and tunes, for social and family worship #414Page Scan
The Sanctus #d118
The Social Harp. Rev. #d180
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d149
The Vestry Singing Book: being a selection of the most popular and approved tunes and hymns now extant, designed for social and religious meetings, family devotion, singing schools, etc. #45bPage Scan
The Victory #d168
Union Hymns: adapted to Social Meetings and Family Worship Selected from Church Psalmody, with Additional Hymns #d191



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