The wandering star, the fleeting wind

The wandering star, the fleeting wind

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Published in 49 hymnals

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1 The wandering star, and fleeting wind,
Both represent th'unstable mind:
The morning cloud and early dew,
Bring our inconstancy to view.

2 But cloud, and wind, and dew, and star,
Faint and imperfect emblems are;
Nor can there aught in nature be
So fickle and so false as we.

3 Our outward walk, and inward frame,
Scarce through a single hour the same;
We vow, and straight our vows forget,
And then these very vows repeat.

4 With flowing tears, Lord, we confess
Our folly and unsteadfastness:
When shall these hearts more fixed be,
Fix'd by thy grace, and fix'd for thee?

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #293

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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Author: Benjamin Beddome

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #293TextPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #224Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the United Brethren in Christ: taken from the most approved authors, and adapted to public and private worship #745Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #350Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the use of Universalist Societies and Families (13th ed.) #591Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Use of Universalist Societies and Families 16ed. #591Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: designed (especially the former part) for the use of congregations as an appendix to Dr. Watt's Psalms and Hymn #H.CCIXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: in two parts, part I. containing the hymns; part II. containing the songs...(3rd ed. corr. and enl. by author) #H.CCIXPage Scan
A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors.: including a great number of originals: intended to be an appendix to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Hymns. (Woodward's rev. and corr. ed.; Sterotype ed.) #310Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, adapted to the devotions of the closet, the family, and the social circle; and containing subjects appropriate to the monthly concerns of prayer for the success... #600Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #379Page Scan
Evangelical Hymns: for private, family, social, and public worship; selected from various authors (3rd ed. enl.) #106Page Scan
General Collection of Hymns, Original and Selected, for Use of Christians #d312
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #563Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #380Page Scan
Hymns and Spiritual Songs (New ed.) #73Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #326Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #326Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #447Page Scan
Hymns for Social Worship and Private Devotion #d153
Hymns for Social Worship: collected from various authors #109Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #560Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #560Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed. corr.) #118Page Scan
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the use of Christians #d244
Hymns, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. 8th ed. #d266
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #409Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d780
Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #409TextPage Scan
Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #409Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #409Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #409Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #409Page Scan
Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns. (1st Am. ed.) #CCCXPage Scan
The American Seaman's Hymn Book: a Collection of Sacred Songs for the Use of Mariners #d202
The Baptist Hymn Book: comprising a large and choice collection of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, adapted to the faith and order of the Old School, or Primitive Baptists (2nd stereotype Ed.) #1031Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #349Page Scan
The Choice: in two parts. Part I containing psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs. Designed for public and private worship #H443
The Choice: in two parts; Part I, containing Psalms and hymns, Part II, containing spiritual songs; designed for public and private worship (6th ed.) #H443Page Scan
The Christian Psalmist: being a collection of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs compiled from the most approved authors, and designed as a standard hymn book for public and social worship #244Page Scan
The Halifax Selection of Hymns: intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d405
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #590Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1028Page Scan
The Young Convert's Companion: Being a Collection of Hymns for the Use of Conference Meetings #d101



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