The wandering star, the fleeting wind

The wandering star, the fleeting wind

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 The wandering star, and fleeting wind,
Both represent th'unstable mind:
The morning cloud and early dew,
Bring our inconstancy to view.

2 But cloud, and wind, and dew, and star,
Faint and imperfect emblems are;
Nor can there aught in nature be
So fickle and so false as we.

3 Our outward walk, and inward frame,
Scarce through a single hour the same;
We vow, and straight our vows forget,
And then these very vows repeat.

4 With flowing tears, Lord, we confess
Our folly and unsteadfastness:
When shall these hearts more fixed be,
Fix'd by thy grace, and fix'd for thee?

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #293

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: The wandering star, the fleeting wind
Author: Benjamin Beddome

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #293

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #224

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #350

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #591

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #591

General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d312

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #563

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #380

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #73

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #326

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #326

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Hymns for Public Worship #447

Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d153

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Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #109

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #560

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #560

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Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #118

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d244

Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d266

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #409

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #409

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #409

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #409

The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d202

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #349

The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d405

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #590

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1028

The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d101

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