The Repenting Prodigal

Lo! what a rapturous joy possessed

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 Lo! what a rapturous joy possessed
The tender parent's throbbing breast,
To see his spendthrift son return,
And hear him his past follies mourn.

2 Thus our blessed Savior won't despise
The contrite heart for sacrifice;
The deep=fetched sigh, the secret groan,
Rises accepted to his throne.

3 He meets, with tokens of his grace
The trembling lip, the blushing face;
His bowels yearn when sinners pray,
And mercy bears their sins away.

4 When filled with grief, o'erwhelmed with shame,
He, pitying, heals their broken frame;
He hears their sad complaints, and spies
His image in their weeping eyes.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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: Lo! what a rapturous joy possessed
Title: The Repenting Prodigal
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors to which are added, a number never before published. #65Page Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors: to which are added a number never before published #LXVTextPage Scan
The Hartford Selection of Hymns: from the most approved authors: to which are added a number never before published (2nd ed.) #LXVTextPage Scan
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. #155aPage Scan
Village Hymns #d308
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (2nd ed.) #60Page Scan
Village hymns for social worship, selected and original: designed as a supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and hymns (Stereotyped ed.) #60Page Scan
Village Hymns for Social Worship, Selected and Original: designed as a supplement to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts (6th ed.) #60Page Scan



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