Is There A Friend In Earth Or Heaven?

Is there a friend in earth or heaven

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: BELMONT (Gardiner)
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Is there a friend in earth or Heav’n,
Who can a mortal save?
Can make a leprous sinner clean,
Redeem a helpless slave?

2 Say, is there one who can appease
A sin-avenging God?
Can save a soul o’erwhelmed with guilt,
By wrath and terror awed?

3 Yes, there is One who dwells on high,
Who this can do and more;
Can save from sin and sin’s desert,
By His unbounded power.

4 Jesus Immanuel is His name,
Who suffered on the tree,
And bore the weight of all my sins,
And bled and died for me.

5 Lo, now He lives, He ever lives,
And pleads what He has done;
While God ten thousand crimes forgives,
Through His atoning Son.

6 Now to Thy cross, my Lord, I come,
And there would prostrate lie;
Be Thou propitious to my prayer,
Nor let a sinner die.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15798

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: Is there a friend in earth or heaven
Title: Is There A Friend In Earth Or Heaven?
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


BELMONT (Gardiner)

This tune has been mis-attributed to various other composers, but is clearly the work of the above-named composer.

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