War, horrid war, deep stained in blood

War, horrid war, deep stained in blood

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1778); Author: Anonymous (1814)
Published in 4 hymnals

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 >

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: War, horrid war, deep stained in blood
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1778)
Author: Anonymous (1814)
Copyright: Public Domain


The first stanza is by an anonymous author, 1814 or before. Stanzas 2-5 are revisions of stanzas 2-5 of Benjamin Beddome's hymn, "On Britain, long a favored isle", first published in 1778.



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Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #375

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The Psalms and Hymns #107

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