In vain Apollo's silver tongue

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 In vain Apollo's silver tongue,
And Paul's with strains profound,
Diffuse among the listening throng,
The Gospel's glad'ning sound.

2 JESUS, the work is wholly thine,
To form the heart anew,
Now let thy sovereign grace divine
Each stubborn soul renew.

Source: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns: done under the appointment of the Philadelphian Association #LXIX

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: In vain Apollo's silver tongue
Title: Dismission
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


In vain Apollos' silver tongue. B. Beddome. [Before Sermon.] Appeared anonymously in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, No. 360, in 2 stanzas of 4 lines In Beddome's (posthumous) Hymns, 1817, No. 588, there is a hymn in 3 stanzas of 4 lines beginning "In vain does Paul's persuasive tongue." The former hymn is either the latter rewritten from 3 stanzas to 2, or the latter is the former expanded. As Beddome supplied Rippon with many of his hymns in manuscript, probably the 1817 text is the original. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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