Hall, Joseph, D.D., was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in 1574, and educated at Cambridge. He was successively Rector of Halstead, Prebendary of Wolverhampton, Dean of Worcester, Bishop of Exeter, and Bishop of Norwich. In July, 1616, he attended Lord Doncaster into France, and on his return he was appointed by King James as one of his divines to accompany him into Scotland. At the Synod of Dort he was appointed to preach the Latin Sermon to the Assembly. He died in 1656. His works are numerous, and include his versions of Ps. i.-ix. [No. 43.] His Works were published in London by Pavier, 1625.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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