Richard Burdsall

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Born: 14 March 1735, Kirkby-Over Blows, England

Died: 25 February 1824, York, England

Biography Richard Burdsall early became a leader among the Wesleyans, and so continued to the end of life. He became a local preacher at age 27, and continued for sixty-two years a faithful preacher of the Gospel. He was gifted with an uncommon power of memory, especially of scripture. His sermons were described as very impressive (extracted from Hatfield 1884, pp. 115-116).

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  • Hatfield, Edwin F. 1884. The Poets of the Church: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Hymn Writers. New York: A. D. F. Randolph. 719 pp.
  • Norton, Kay. 2014. Reading between the Lines: Slaves, Women, and Native Americans Reflected in a Southern Hymnal of 1810. Pp. 39–63 in Edith L. Blumhofer and Mark A. Noll, Editors. Singing the Lord's Song in a Strange Land: Hymnody in the History of North American Protestantism. Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press. 277 pp.

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