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A captive once to sin and hell

A captive once to sin and hell

Author: William Staughton
Published in 1 hymnal

Author: William Staughton

Staughton, William. (Coventry, Warwickshire, England, January 4, 1770--December 12, 1829, Washington, D.C.). Baptist. Son of Sutton and Keziah Staughton. Bristol College, 1792; honorary D.D. from Princeton College, 1798. Pastorates at Georgetown, South Carolina, 1793-1795; Bordentown, New Jersey, 1795-1798; Burlington, N.J., 1798-1805; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1805-1823. In 1782 he published a volume of Juvenile Poems. The hymn "Pardoning Love" which was included in that collection, begins "Involved in guilt and near despair/Depressed with shame, o'erwhelmed with tears." Throughout his career, Staughton continued to give expression to his thoughts in verse. One of his hymns, "Tell us, ye servants of the Lord," is found in Select Hymns… Go to person page >

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Author: William Staughton
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