The First Promise of God

When by the tempter's wiles betrayed

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Published in 14 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When, by the tempter's wiles betray'd,
Adam our head and parent fell;
Unknown before, a pleasure spread
Thro' all the mazy deeps of hell.

2 Infernal powers rejoic'd to see
The new-made world destroy'd, undone;
But God proclaims his great decree,
Pardon and mercy thro' his son.

3 Serpent accurs'd, thy sentence read,
Almighty vengeance thou shalt feel:
The woman's seed shall break thy head,
Thy malice faintly bruise his heel.

4 Thus God declares, and Christ descends,
Assumes a mortal form, and dies;
Whilst in his death, death's empire ends,
And the proud conqueror conquer'd lies.

5 Dying, the king of glory deals
Ruin to all his numerous foes:
His power the prince of darkness feels,
And sinks oppress'd beneath his woes.


Source: A Selection of Hymns: from the best authors, intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watt's psalms and hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CXXII

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: When by the tempter's wiles betrayed
Title: The First Promise of God
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.LXVI

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.LXVI

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #122

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A Selection of Hymns #CXXII

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Baptist Hymn Book #a231

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #11

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Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #XXI

The Baptist Harmony #d425

The Baptist Harmony #d438

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The Baptist Hymn Book #231

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #840

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