Sincerity Desired

If secret fraud should dwell

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 9 hymnals

Representative Text

1 If secret fraud should dwell
Within this heart of mine;
Purge out, O God, that cursed leaven,
And make me wholly thine.

2 If any rival there,
Dares to usurp the throne,
Oh tear th' infernal traitor thence,
And reign thyself alone.

3 Is any lust conceal'd?
Bring it to open view;
Search, search, dear Lord, my inmost soul,
And all its powers renew.

Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCLXXXIII

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 secret fraud should dwell
Title: Sincerity Desired
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Source: John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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