Edmund Butcher

Short Name: Edmund Butcher
Full Name: Butcher, Edmund, 1757-1822
Birth Year: 1757
Death Year: 1822

Butcher, Edmund, born at Colchester, Essex, in 1757, and brought up as a linen-draper. After undergoing a preliminary training for the Unitarian Ministry, he was appointed to the charge of Leather Lane Chapel, Holborn, in 1789. From thence he removed to Sidbury Vale, Sidmouth, in 1798. Died April 14, 1822. Memoir in the Christian Moderator, 1827. His works include Picture of Sidmouth; Tour through various parts of England; Sermons, to which are added suitable Hymns, 1798; and the Substance of the Holy Scriptures Methodized, 1801. His hymns were given in the two latter works, in the Protestant Dissenters’ Magazine (of which he was some time editor); in Kippis's Collection, 1795; the Christian Guardian, 1802-1808; Aspland's Selection, 1810; and from his manuscript in Howse's Selection of Hymns and Psalms, 1837. They number 116 in all; but few, however, have attained to any position in modern hymnals. These include the following:
1. Blest is the man that [who] fears the Lord. Ps. cxii. Published in the Exeter Unitarian Collection, 1812, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It is in common use in Great Britain and America.
2. Father of all, where shall we find? Divine Worship. In Dr. Martineau's Hymns, 1840, &c.
3. Great God, as seasons disappear. Harvest. This is the most popular of his hymns. It is annotated under its first line.
4. Hosanna! let us join to sing. Resurrection. Contributed to Aspland's Selection, 1810, No. 290; and repeated in Dr. Martineau's Hymns, 1840, &c.
5. With deepest reverence at Thy throne. God's Unsearchableness. This is in American common use as in Laudes Domini, 1884, No. 248. It was contributed to Aspland's Selection, 1810, No. 146.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Edmund Butcher (28 April 1757 - 14 April 1822) was an English Unitarian minister.

Texts by Edmund Butcher (15)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
A wounded conscience, what a foeButcher (Author)5
Blest is the man who fears the Lord, His well-established mindEdmund Butcher (Author)8
Bright orb of heaven, thy circuit stayEdmund Butcher (Author)3
Father of all, where shall we findButcher (Author)1
From north and south, from east and westEdmund Butcher (Author)31
Great God, as seasons disappearEdmund Butcher (Author)41
Hosanna, let us join to singButcher (Author)19
Immortal praise toGod be givenEdmund Butcher (Author)2
Not he whose baseless hope reliesButcher (Author)7
On eyes that never saw the dayEdmund Butcher (Author)7
Stand still, refulgent orb of dayEdmund Butcher (Author)12
What works of wisdom, power and loveEdmund Butcher (Author)23
Who shall not tremble, mighty GodEdmund Butcher (Author)5
With deepest reverence at thy throneEdmund Butcher (Author)14
With transport, Lord, we view the pageButcher (Author)7

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