Ye worlds of light, that roll so near

Ye worlds of light, that roll so near

Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Tune: MORNING-STAR (Carrell)
Published in 44 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Ye worlds of light, that roll so near
The Saviour's throne of shining bliss,
O tell, how mean your glories are,
How faint and few, compar'd with his!

2 We sing the bright and morning Star,
Jesus, the spring or light and love:
See, how its rays, diffus'd from far,
Conduct us to the realms above!

3 Its cheering beams spread wide abroad,
Point out the puzzled Christian's way;
Still, as he goes, he finds the road
Enlighten'd with a constant day.

4 [Thus when the Eastern magi brought
Their royal gifts, a star appears;
Directs them to the babe they sought,
And guides their steps, and calms their fears.]

5 When shall we reach the heavenly place
Where this bright Star will brightest shine?
Leave far behind these scenes of night,
And view a luster so divine?

Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #163

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: Ye worlds of light, that roll so near
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1769)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
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)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1769
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d909

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #87

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #270

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #270

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCIV

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.XCIV

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #160

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Baptist Hymn Book #a109

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d1119

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Christian's Duty, exhibited in a series of hymns #345

Church Hymn Book . 3rd ed. #d653

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Church Hymn Book; consisting of hymns and psalms, original and selected. adapted to public worship and many other occasions. 2nd ed. #65

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #154

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #163

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Hymns, Selected and Original #163

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons 3rd Am. from 9th London ed. #d284

Hymns, Selected from Various Authors, for the Use of Young Persons #d261

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Hymns #163

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Hymns #163

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Hymns #163

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Hymns #163

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Songs of Zion #53

The American Seaman's Hymn Book #d268

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The Baptist Hymn Book #320

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The Baptist Hymn Book #109

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The Christian Psalmist #176

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The Christian's Duty #CCCXLV

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The Christians Duty, exhibited, in a series of Hymns #CCCXLV

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The Cluster of Spiritual Songs, Divine Hymns and Sacred Poems #CXXVIII

The Good Old Songs #d678

The Good Old Songs #d678

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d510

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #LXXXVIII

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #LXXXVIII

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #878

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