This world is all enchanted groundAuthor: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
Published in 2 hymnals
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1 This world is all enchanted ground,
O whither shall I fly?
The vengeful flames are kindling round,
And if I stop, I die.
2 When some kind hand has brought me forth,
How lingering is my pace!
Lord, either drive me by Thy wrath,
Or draw me by Thy grace.
3 O let me not a moment waste,
On this destructive plain;
Hence let me flee with greater haste,
Till I the Zoar gain.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9817
This world is all enchanted ground. B. Beddome. [Influence of the World.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1717, No. 333, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. In Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, and thence into modern hymn-books.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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|The Cyber Hymnal #9817||This World Is All Enchanted Ground||This world is all enchanted ground||YORK||Benjamin Beddome, 1717-1795||CM||Appeared posthumously in <cite>Hymns Adapted to Public Worship</cite> (London: Burton and Briggs,1818)|