Sovereign of Heav'n And Earth, Behold

Sovereign of Heav’n and earth, behold

Author: Benjamin Beddome
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1 Sovereign of Heav’n and earth, behold
The nation at Thy feet;
There rich and poor, and young and old,
In lowly posture meet.

2 Thither would we with grateful frame,
Our thankful tribute bring,
And celebrate the glorious name
Of our exalted king.

3 He breaks the bow and cruel sword,
And makes the wars to cease;
Come, let us magnify the Lord,
Who gives the nation peace.

4 The warlike trump no more we hear,
Inviting to the field;
No more do hostile armies wear
The helmet and the shield.

5 The thundering cannon cease to roar,
Nor spread destruction round;
The murderous engines now no more
Tear up the fertile ground.

6 See commerce raise her fainting head,
And trade revive again;
Our numerous fleets the seas o’erspread,
And fearless plow the main.

7 Before the Majesty of Heav’n,
Our mercies past we own;
The work of peace alone was Thine:
Let praise surround the throne.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #15817

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: Sovereign of Heav’n and earth, behold
Title: Sovereign of Heav'n And Earth, Behold
Author: Benjamin Beddome
Source: Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (London: Burton & Briggs, 1818)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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