How great the wisdom, power, and grace

How great the wisdom, power, and grace

Author: Benjamin Beddome
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1. How great the wisdom, power and grace,
Which in redemption shine!
The heavenly host with joy confess
The work is all divine.

2. Before His feet they cast their crowns,
Those crowns which Jesus gave,
And, with ten thousand tongues,
Proclaim His power to save.

3. They tell the triumphs of His cross,
The sufferings which He bore;
How low He stooped, how high He rose,
And rose to stoop no more.

4. With them let us our voices raise,
And still the song renew;
Salvation well deserves the praise
Of men, and angels, too.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2574

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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How great the wisdom, power, and grace. B. Beddome. [Wonders of Redemption.] Appeared in his (posthumous) Hymns, &c, 1817, No. 284, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Wonders of Redemption." It has passed into several hymn-books, and in late edition of the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, it is dated 1790; but upon what authority is not stated.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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