Astonished and distressed
This is an hymn by Benjamin Beddome, published first in John Rippon's Selection, 1787. Another version, apparently authentic, appears in the posthumous collection of his works (R. Hall, 1818). Sometimes attributed in error to Augustus Toplady, which "error arose out of the fact that Walter Row included it in his unsatisfactory edition of Toplady's Works" (John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, 1907). Meter is 66. 86 (S.M.).
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Text and translations
Rippon's Selection, 1787
Hymns Adapted to Public Worship, 1818
- Beddome, Benjamin. 1818. Hymns Adapted to Public Worship or Family Devotion: Now First Published, From the Manuscripts of the Late Rev. B. Beddome, A. M.. Edited by the Rev. R. Hall. London: Editor. 533 pp. (unnumbered).
- Julian, John. 1892. A Dictionary of Hymnology, Setting Forth the Origin and History of Christian Hymns of All Ages and Nations, With Special Reference to Those Contained in the Hymn Books of English-Speaking Countries and Now in Common Use. London: John Murray; New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1,616 pp. Revised Edition, 1907 (1,768 pp.) reprinted in two volumes by Dover, New York in 1957.
- Rippon, John. 1787. A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, Intended to be an Appendix to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns.
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