O Lord, if in the book of life

O Lord, if in the book of life

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: HOWARD (Cuthbert)
Published in 15 hymnals

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: O Lord, if in the book of life
Author: Benjamin Beddome

Notes

O Lord, if in the book of Life. B. Beddome. [Joy.] This is an altered form of his "Dear Lord, if in the book of life," from his Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 268.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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