This world is all enchanted ground

This world is all enchanted ground

Author: Benjamin Beddome
Tune: YORK (Scottish)
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1 This world is all enchanted ground,
O whither shall I fly?
The vengeful flames are kindling round,
And if I stop, I die.

2 When some kind hand has brought me forth,
How lingering is my pace!
Lord, either drive me by Thy wrath,
Or draw me by Thy grace.

3 O let me not a moment waste,
On this destructive plain;
Hence let me flee with greater haste,
Till I the Zoar gain.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9817

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: This world is all enchanted ground
Author: Benjamin Beddome


This world is all enchanted ground. B. Beddome. [Influence of the World.] Appeared in his posthumous Hymns, &c, 1717, No. 333, in 3 stanzas of 4 lines. In Montgomery's Christian Psalmist, 1825, and thence into modern hymn-books.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


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