That we might walk with God. B. Beddome. [Leadings of the Holy Spirit.] This is No. 138 of Beddome's posthumous Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, &c, 1817, in 4 st.anzas of 4 lines, and headed "Leadings of the Spirit." In its original form it is not in common use but it has supplied the following to a large number of American hymn-books:—
1. Heirs of unending life. This appeared in the American Prayer Book Collection1826, No. 210, in 3 stanzas of 4 1ines. Of these st. iii. is from Beddome (st. iv.); st. ii. Beddome (st. ii.) altered ; and st. i. new. American authorities say that this cento was arranged by Bishop Onderdonk, who also wrote st. i. It is in several collections.
2. 'Tis God the Spirit leads. This is composed of st. ii.-iv. from Beddome, with the alteration of the first line only. It appeared in this form, anonymously, in Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody, 1833, and is in extensive use in America.
Sometimes Beddome's hymn is dated 1795, the year of his death
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #353||That we might walk with God||That we might walk with God||Rev. Benjamin Beddome||1874|
|Songs of the Spirit #d394||That we might walk with God||That we might walk with God||Benjamin Beddome||1871|
|The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs": for public, social and family worship and private devotions at the Sanitarium, Clifton Springs, N. Y. #909||That we might walk with God||That we might walk with God||Rev. Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795||1881|