had passed at God’s command,
From Jordans banks, their wishful eyes,
Beheld the promised land.
But still a river lay between,
Whose waters overflowed;
And through the deeps they needs must go,
The only way allowed.
Death is the Jordan we must pass;
Lord, this divides from thee!
But if thine ark move on before,
Safe will the passage be.
NB We also know that in his library he had, bund with other titles, a book called Practicall divinity: or A helpe to leade men more to looke within themselves, and to unite experienced Christia[n]s, in the bond and fellowship of the Spirit. : Delivered in sundry exercises lately spoken by Cap. Paul Hobson, upon these texts... The truth is one, and never rightly understood by any, till they be one with it ... Published by Ralph Harford (at the Bible in Queenes head alley in Pater-noster-row) this was a second edition corrected, and much enlarged. The publication Date was 1646.
Bound in blind tooled calf, the text block edges sprinkled red, Beddome's name is in the book. It says "Benja. Beddome perfectum ... Decer: 1770" (he finished it December 1770).