Samuel Medley (1738-1799) is the subject of the 8th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5

Samuel Medley (1738-1799) is the subject of the 8th essay in British Particular Baptists, Volume 5

20th Mar 2020

There was a time when Dissenting congregations in England delighted to sing the hymns of Samuel Medley, with their beautiful last line refrains: “My Jesus has done all things well,” or “His lovingkindness, O how free!” Sadly, these hymns have fallen into decline. . . though now through the influence of recent popular evangelical hymnbooks they are becoming known and loved once more. It is as a composer of hymns that Medley has been best known. However, in his lifetime he gained great popularity as a preacher, both to his own large congregation in the seaport of Liverpool, and also on his highly valued annual visits to the large preaching places in London. --B. A. Ramsbottom

During this difficult time that we are all experiencing, may I suggest in addition to reading the Scriptures, that you read and meditate on a good hymn that directs your thoughts to our Sovereign Lord. --P~