|Short Name:||Frederick W. Goadby|
|Full Name:||Goadby, Frederick W., 1845-1879|
Goadby, Frederic William, M.A., son of the Rev. Joseph Goadby, General Baptist Minister, was born at Leicester, Aug. 10, 1845, and educated for the Baptist Ministry at Regent's Park College. He also graduated M.A. at the London University in 1868. In 1868 he became pastor of the Baptist Church at Bluntisham, Hunts, and, in 1876, of that at Watford, where, after a brief ministry of great promise, he died Oct. 15, 1880. Besides contributing to periodical literature, Mr. Goadby wrote the following hymns:—
1. A crowd fills the court of the temple. Palm Sunday.
2. O Lord, the children come to Thee. A Child's Prayer.
3. O Thou, Whose hand has brought us. Opening of a Place of Worship.
Of these hymns Nos. 1, 2, are in a few collections, including Stevenson's School Hymnal , 1880, and No. 3 in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Goadby, F. W., p. 431, ii. A companion hymn, for Church Restoration, to his hymn, No. 3, on p. 431, ii., is given in Alton's Congregational Psalmist Hymnal, 1886, as "Our fathers' Friend and God" Original dated 1876.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)