David E. Ford

David E. Ford
Short Name: David E. Ford
Full Name: Ford, David Everard, 1797-1875
Birth Year: 1797
Death Year: 1875

Ford, David Everard, son of a Congregational Minister at Long Melford, was born there on Sept. 13, 1797. He became pastor of the Congregational Church at Lymington, in Oct. 1821; Travelling Secretary to the Congregational Union in 1841; and pastor of Greengate Chapel, Salford, Manchester, in 1843. He died at Bedford, Oct. 23, 1875. Mr. Ford published several works including, Hymns chiefly on the Parables of Christ, 1828. From this is taken, (1) "Earthly joys no longer please us" (Heaven Anticipated). (2) "How vain is all beneath the skies" (Heaven Anticipated). These are in American common use. See Hymns of the Church, 1869, and Laudes Domini, 1884. Another of his hymns in common use from the same work, p. 107, is:—"Almighty Father, heavenly Friend" (Old and New Year). This is in Dale's English Hymn Book, 1874.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

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David Everard Ford (1797 in Long Melford – 1875), was an English congregational minister, religious author and hymn composer. Ford was born on 13 September 1797 at Long Melford in Suffolk, where his father, the Rev. David Ford, was congregational minister. In 1816 he entered Wymondley College, and in 1821 became congregational minister at Lymington in Hampshire.

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