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When Israel Through the Desert Passed

When Israel through the desert passed

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Published in 90 hymnals

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1 When Israel through the desert passed,
A fiery pillar went before
To guide them through the dreary waste
And lessen the fatigue they bore.

2 Such is Thy glorious Word, O God!
'Tis for our light and guidance giv'n;
It sheds its luster all abroad
And points the path to bliss and heav'n.

3 It fills the soul with sweet delight
The heart with living faith empow'rs;
It sets our wand'ring footsteps right,
Displays Thy love, and kindles ours.

4 Its promises rejoice our hearts,
Its doctrines are divinely true;
While highest wisdom it imparts,
It comforts and instructs us too.

5 Ye favored lands that have this Word,
Ye saints who feel its saving power,
Unite your tongues to praise the Lord
And His distinguished grace adore!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #231

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: When Israel through the desert passed
Title: When Israel Through the Desert Passed
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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