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Love is the fountain, whence

Love is the fountain, whence

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Published in 17 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Love is the fountain whence
All true obedience flows;
The Christian serves the God he loves,
And loves the God he knows.

2 He treads the heav'nly road,
And neither faints nor tires;
That gen'rous love which warms his breast
With fortitude inspires.

3 No burden seems so great,
No task so hard appears,
But this he cheerfully performs,
And that he meekly bears.

4 May love—that shining grace—
O’er all my pow'rs preside;
Direct my thoughts, suggest my words,
And ev'ry action guide.

Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #310

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: Love is the fountain, whence
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1818)
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818)
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 17 of 17)

A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d273

Missionary Hymns #d62

Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d129

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The Baptist Harp #255

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The Baptist Hymn Book #621

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The Baptist Praise Book #925

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The Brethren Hymnal #461

The Choralist #d206


The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #310

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #218

The Devotional Hymn Book #d287

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #431

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The Sacred Lyre #284

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