And must I part with all I have

And must I part with all I have

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: REDHEAD No. 66
Published in 128 hymnals

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1 And must I part with all I have,
My dearest Lord for thee?
It is but right since thou hast done
Much more than this for me.

2 Yes, let it go--one look from thee
Will more than make amends,
For all the losses I sustain
Of credit, riches, friends.

3 Ten thousand worlds, then thousand lives,
How worthless they appear,
Compared with thee, supremely good,
Divinely bright and fair!

4 Savior of souls, could I from thee
A single smile obtain,
Though destitute of all things else,
I'd glory in my gain.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

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 >


And must I part with all I have? B. Beddome. [Self Denial.] Given in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 281, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It is almost unknown to modem collections in Great Britain, but in America it is found in several hymnals, including the Baptist Hymn & Tune Book 1871; Songs for the Sanctuary, 1865; the Dutch Reformed Hymns for the Church, 1869; Hatfield'a Church Hymn Book, 1872; and others. In all of these, the arrangement of the stanzas and the text varies, both from each other, and from the original. Original text in modern editions of Rippon, and in R. Hall's edition of Beddome's Hymns, 1817, No. 225, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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