William Y. Fullerton

William Y. Fullerton
Short Name: William Y. Fullerton
Full Name: Fullerton, W. Y. (William Young), 1857-1932
Birth Year: 1857
Death Year: 1932

Born: March 8, 1857, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Died: August 17, 1932, Bedford Park, Middlesex, England.

William Young Fullerton ( 8 March 1857 -17 August 1932) was a Baptist preacher, administrator and writer. He was born in Belfast, Ireland. As a young man, he was influenced by the preaching of Charles Spurgeon, who became his friend and mentor. Fullerton served as President of the Baptist Union and Home Secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. He was a frequent speaker at Keswick Conventions. His published works include biographies of John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, James William Condell Fegan and Frederick Brotherton Meyer; missionary histories and devotional writings. He also compiled several hymnals. He is remembered for his hymn entitled "I Cannot Tell", which he set to the traditional Irish melody "Londonderry". He died at Bedford Park, Middlesex, at the age of 75.


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