Samuel Medley

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Born: 23 June 1738, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England

Died: 17 July 1799, Liverpool, Lancashire, England


After a false start as an apprentice, Medley joined the British Royal Navy, becoming a midshipman in 1755. He was wounded in battle off Port Lagos in 1759; during his recuperation, he heard a sermon by Isaac Watts that led to his conversion. He then left the navy and studied for the ministry under Dr. Gifford in London. In 1767, he became pastor at the Baptist church in Watford, Hertfordshire. In 1772, he began his ministry at Byron Street in Liverpool.

List of hymn lyrics

A good number of his hymns may be found in editions of William Gadsby's A selection of hymns for public worship and 1844 in particular.

Settings of text by Samuel Medley

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