Memoirs of Hymn-Writers and Compilers (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Memoirs of Hymn-Writers and Compilers He had not long been restored to his people ere a new trial awaited them. Mr. Wilson finished his course. His bereaved church at once fixed their eyes on Mr. Beddome, who had formerly been in communion with them, that is, in Goodman's Fields; and so deter mined were they, if possible, to prevail upon him to remove, that call after call, entreaty after entreaty, and argument after argu ment, were used, but all in vain. His final answer was, I would rather honor God in a station even much inferior to that in whicn he has placed me, than intrude myself into a higher without his direction. In 1770, the Fellows of Providence College, Rhode Island, conferred on him the degree of Master of Arts, as a token of respect for his abilities. My account is taken from Rippon's Baptist Register, and I am sorry to say'that it is so almost entirely made up of his abilities, his benevolence, &c., that it is not worth extracting farther. In the near prospect of death, he was calm and resigned. It had been his earnest wish not to be long laid aside from his beloved work of preaching the gospel, and his prayer was remarkably answered, as he was laid by only one Lord's Day; indeed, he was composing a hymn about six hours before he died. He died Sept. 3rd, 1795. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Paperback | 168 pages
- 152 x 229 x 9mm | 231g
- 22 Jan 2018
- Forgotten Books
- 17 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white