The Prodigal Son; or, The Repenting Sinner Accepted

The mighty God will not despise

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Published in 15 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The mighty God will not despise
The contrite heart for sacrifice;
The deep fetch'd sigh, the secret groan
Rises accepted to the throne.

2 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.

3 When fill'd with grief, o'erwhelm'd with shame,
He, pitying, heals their broken frame;
He hears their sad complaints, and spies
His image in their weeping eyes.

4 Thus, what a rapturous joy possest
The tender parents throbbing breast,
To see his spendthrift son return,
And hear him his past follies mourn!

Source: Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns: collected from various authors, designed for the worship of God, and for the edification of Christians, recommended to the serious..(4th ed. improved) #S114

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: The mighty God will not despise
Title: The Prodigal Son; or, The Repenting Sinner Accepted
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Source: A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship by John Ash and Caleb Evans (Bristol, England: 1769); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d305

A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs from the Best Authors #d188

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #273

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d367

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A Selection of Hymns #CCLXXIII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a731

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #S114

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Dupuy's Hymns and Spiritual Songs (Rev. corr. and enl.) #208

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Hymn and Tune Book for Use in Old School or Primitive Baptist Churches #581

Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Selected and Original. 7th ed. #d416

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The Baptist Hymn Book #731

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #991

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