Buckworth, John, born at Colsterworth, Lincolnshire, Jan, 16, 1779, and died April 2, 1835. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Dowsbury, and subsequently Vicar of the same parish. He published Hymns for Sunday Schools (3rd edition 1814, 10th edition 1830). This collection of 100 hymns contained a few originals by Buckworth. Of those hymns, most of which are from the 3rd edition 1814, the following are still in common use:—
1. Assembled in our school to-day. Opening of a Sunday School. This hymn has long been regarded, both in Great Britain and America, as anonymous.
2. Children of God, 0 blessed name. Adoption. In several collections, including the Leeds Sunday School Hymn Book, 1833 to 1865; Common Praise, 1879, an… Go to person page >