Turner, Daniel, M.A., was born at Blackwater Park, near St. Albans, March 1, 1710. Having received a good classical education, he for some years kept a boarding-school at Hemel Hempstead, but in 1741 he became pastor of the Baptist church, Reading. Thence he removed, in 1748, to Abingdon, and continued pastor of the Baptist church there until his death on Sept. 5, 1798. He was much respected throughout his denomination, and was the friend and correspondent of Robert Robinson, Dr. Rippon, and other eminent men of that day. He probably received the honorary degree of M.A. from the Baptist College, Providence, Rhode Island. Turner was the author of works on Open Communion and Social Religion; also of Short Meditations on Select Portions of Scr… Go to person page >
Jesus, full of all compassion. D. Turner. [Lent.] Appeared in the Bristol Baptist Collection of Ash & Evans, 1769, No. 223, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, headed "The Supplication," and signed "D. T." It was repeated in full in Rippon's Selection, 1787, No. 295; and again in later collections. It is in a large number of modern hymn-books in Great Britain and America, but usually in an abridged form. It is justly regarded as Turner's finest hymn.
This tune is adapted from Barthélemon's piece Durandarte and Belerma: A Pathetic Scotch Ballad (1797). Some editors describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring to the similarity between this tune and FREU DICH SEHR.
Display Title: Jesus, Full of All CompassionFirst Line: Jesus, Jesus, full of all compassionTune Title: BARTIMAEUSAuthor: Daniel TurnerMeter: 87.87Source: Baptist Collection by Ash and Evans (Bristol, England: 1769)