Beddome, Benjamin, M.A. This prolific
hymn writer was born at Henley-in-Arden,
Warwickshire, January 23, 1717, where his
father was at that time Baptist minister.
He was apprenticed to a surgeon in Bristol,
but removing to London, he joined in
1739 the Baptist Church, and became one of
the most respected Baptist ministers in
England. In 1770 he received the degree of M.A. from Rhode Island
College,221221The early name of Brown University.
Providence. He died September 3, 1795. It was his
practice to prepare a hymn every week
to be sung after his Sunday morning sermon.
Many of these found their way into
the General Baptist Hymn Book of 1793,
and other collections. His popularity is now
mainly in America. He has translated no.