Hoskins, Joseph, was born in 1745, but at what place is unknown. He was a Congregational Minister, who for ten years laboured with great success at Castle Green Chapel, Bristol, and died Sept. 28, 1788, aged 43. During the three years previous to his death ho had written 384 hymns, which in the year following, after correction and revision, were published by Messrs. Moody & Bottomley, Congregational Ministers. The book is entitled, Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, 1789). From this work the following hymns are in common use:—
1. Alas! my [the] Lord my Life is gone. Spiritual darkness and death.
2. Great Light of life, Thou nature's Lord. God, the True Light.
3. In Thy great Name, 0 Lord, we… Go to person page >
William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…
Display Title: Let Thoughtless Thousands ChooseFirst Line: Let thoughtless thousands choose the roadTune Title: WAREHAMAuthor: Joseph HoskinsMeter: LMSource: Published posthumously in Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture and Occasional Subjects (Bristol, England: 1789)