What will ye do in the day of visitation?

When storms hang o'er the Christian's head

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Published in 20 hymnals

Representative Text

1. When storms hang o'er the Christian's head,
He flies unto his God;
And, under His refreshing shade,
Finds a secure abode.

2. When foes without and lusts within
Seek to disturb his peace;
To God he makes his sorrows known,
And strait his sorrows cease.

3. When winds of strong temptation blow,
And floods of trouble roll,
God is the help, and refuge too
Of his distressed soul.

4. But when tremendous terrors seize,
Where will the sinner fly?
He feels a thousand agonies,
And no deliverer nigh! B. B.

John Ash and Caleb Evans, A collection of hymns adapted to public worship, 1769, Hymn 306

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 storms hang o'er the Christian's head
Title: What will ye do in the day of visitation?
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); A Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship by John Ash and Caleb Evans (Bristol, England: 1769)
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

First published as "When storms hang o'er the Christian's head" in John Ash and Caleb Evans, A collection of hymns adapted to public worship, 1769, Hymn 306, four stanzas, C. M., attributed to Benjamin Beddome. In Beddome's Hymns of 1818, posthumously taken from Beddome's manuscripts, it appears as "When storms hang o'er my head", in two eight-line stanzas of meter 66. 84. D.

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