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The Gospel of Christ

Representative Text

1 God, in the gospel of his Son,
makes his eternal counsels known;
where love in all its glory shines,
and truth is drawn in fairest lines.

2 Here sinners of a humble frame
may taste his grace and learn his name;
may read, in characters of blood,
the wisdom, pow'r, and grace of God.

3 The pris'ner here may break his chains;
the weary rest from all his pains;
the captive feel his bondage cease;
the mourner find the way of peace.

4 Here faith reveals to mortal eyes
a brighter world beyond the skies;
here shines the light which guides our way
from earth to realms of endless day.

5 O grant us grace, almighty Lord,
to read and mark your holy Word;
its truths with meekness to receive,
and by its holy precepts live.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #170

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: God, in the gospel of His Son
Title: The Gospel of Christ
Author: Benjamin Beddome (1787)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Source: Appeared posthumously in Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton and Briggs,1818); John Rippon, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, 1787
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

God, in the Gospel of His Son. B. Beddome. [The Gospels.] Appeared in Rippon's Baptist Selection, 1787, No. 54, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed, “The Gospel of Christ." It was also included in Robert Hall's posthumous edition of Beddome's Hymns, 1817. Its use, especially in America, is very extensive, but sometimes in an abbreviated form.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Tune

UXBRIDGE (Mason)


ROCKINGHAM (Miller)

Edward Miller (b. Norwich, England, 1735; d. Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, 1807) adapted ROCKINGHAM from an earlier tune, TUNEBRIDGE, which had been published in Aaron Williams's A Second Supplement to Psalmody in Miniature (c. 1780). ROCKINGHAM has long associations in Great Britain and North Amer…

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ROCKINGHAM (Mason)


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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d230

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A Choice Selection of Evangelical Hymns, from various authors #168

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #164

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #209

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #209

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #209

A Collection of Hymns from Various Authors. New ed. #d109

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #151

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #194

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #207

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #191

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #173

A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #d93

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #79

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #85

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A Selection of Hymns & Psalms #46

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #149

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms #378

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #54

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A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors #82

A Selection of Hymns, from Various Authors #d115

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A Selection of Hymns #LIV

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for ... Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d103

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of the Diocese of Nova Scotia. 3rd ed. #d101

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #160

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A Service Book #14

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Apostolic Hymns and Songs #4c

Association Hymn Book #d50

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Association Hymn Book #28

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Baptist Hymn Book #a166

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Better Than Pearls #82

Boston Sunday School Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d41

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d265

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Carmina Sacra #73a

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #294

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Carmina Sanctorum #294

Chapel Hymns #d167

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Christ in Song #371

Christian Hymnal #d136

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #274

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Christian Praise #52

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Christian Praise #52

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d273

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #163

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Church Hymns and Gospel Songs #163

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Church Hymns and Tunes #74

Church Melodies, a Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d306

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Church Melodies #267

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Church Psalmist #6

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Church Psalmist #6

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Church Psalmist #6

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Church Psalmody #H69

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Church Psalmody #69

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Common Praise #129

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d210

Congregational Singing Book #d17

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Devotional hymns #S83

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs for ... Religious Assemblies and Private Christians ... 9th ed. #d62

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #CLII

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Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #92

Divine Hymns, or Spiritual Songs #d56

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Evangelical Hymnal #163

Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d87

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Gipsy Smith's Mission Hymnal #CH163

Gloria in Excelsis #d197

Gloria in Excelsis #d121

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #347

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church #162

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (11th ed.) #162

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (2nd ed.) #261

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Hymn book of the Methodist Protestant Church. (4th ed.) #261

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #163

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #172

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Hymni Ecclesiae #128

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #130

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #130

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #405

Hymns and Tunes for Home Worship #d62

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Hymns and Tunes #50

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d143

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #192

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #192

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