Jesus our Lord, our chief delight

Jesus our Lord, our chief delight

Author: Benjamin Beddome
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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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Author: Benjamin Beddome

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Jesus, our Lord, our chief delight. [The Glories of Jesus.] This cento was given in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1822, No. 672, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines, and repeated in the Tweeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 344. Stanzas i., ii. we have not traced, but stanza iii. is stanza iii. of Beddome's "Jesus, my Love, my chief delight." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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