Singers and Songs of the Church; Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn-Writers in All the Principal Collections

Singers and Songs of the Church; Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn-Writers in All the Principal Collections : With Notes on Their Psalms and Hymns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...HUPTON was born in a village adjoining Needwood Forest, near Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. In youth the reading of the Scriptures and the faithful words of his mother produced in him deep religious impressions; but he strove to disregard them, and lived in sin. When 22 years of age, he was, on one occasion, in a publichouse with sinful companions, and felt his conscience so alarmed that he was no longer able to neglect religion. AtWalsall he heard a sermon by the Rev. John Bradford, one of Lady Huntingdon's preachers, which was the means of giving decision to his religious character. But afterwards he was depressed in mind, and his anxious thoughts followed him to his work. While labouring one day at the forge, the darkness passed Edmund Jones--John Kent. 333 away, as he meditated upon the passage in Isaiah Ix. i, 2, beginning, 'Arise, shine; for thy light is come.' Having received blessing, he sought to impart benefits to others. After making some Christian progress, and doing the works of usefulness that presented themselves to him, he at length became one of Lady Huntingdon's preachers, and spent a few months at her college at Trevecca. After being engaged in that ministry for several years, preaching in different parts of the country, he became a Baptist minister, at Claxton, Norfolk, in September 1794. His ministry was useful. He wrote much in prose and verse. His prose pieces were published with the title, 'The Truth as it is in Jesus' (1843). Many of his pieces appeared in the 'Gospel Magazine," some of them with the signatures 'Ebenezer' and 'Eliakim.' In 1861, Mr. Daniel Sedgwick reprinted his 'Hymns and Spiritual Poems, ' with a brief memoir. The hymn Deferred to above is one of the best. Of the 'Spiritual Poems' one has a...show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 526g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570065
  • 9781236570062