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O thou, all holy, wise, and just

O thou, all holy, wise, and just

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: REST (Maker)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh Thou all holy, wise and just,
Whom Heav’n and earth obey;
Thou only object of my trust,
Whose word can sink me into dust,
Or raise my feeble clay.

2 Yielding to what Thou shalt propose,
Behold, Thy creature lies;
Resigned to dwell along with those,
who in the silent rave repose,
Or to new health arise.

3 If now the last decisive day
Of my frail life draw near,
My soul while fainting with dismay,
From rising crimes in dread array,
Do Thou with mercy cheer.

4 Or if my past iniquity,
My dying hour molest,
Yet oh then save me when I die,
Nor to my parting soul deny,
An entrance into rest.

5 But if Thy boundless grace should spare
My fleeting life again;
Let sin no more my soul ensnare,
But love and warm devotion there,
In blissful union reign.

6 This for the honor of Thy name,
And through the Savior’s blood,
Not as desert, but grace I claim,
And in the most submissive frame,
Implore of Thee, my God.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15776

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: O thou, all holy, wise, and just
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #15776
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The Cyber Hymnal #15776

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