Born: July 12, 1744, Bishopsgate Street, London, England.
Christened: August 12, 1744, Poultry Chapel, Camomile Street Independent Church, London, England.
Died: February 18, 1818, Caversham, Southampton, England.
Kingsbury, William, was born in 1744, educated at an Independent academy in London, and became Pastor of the ancient Congregational Church, Above Bar, in Southampton, where he died in 1818, after an honourable and useful ministry of fifty-four years. He was the author of several published sermons and pamphlets, including:—(1) A Sermon on the King's recovery, 1780; (2) The Manner in which Protestant Dissenters perform Public Worship represented and vindicated, 1796; (3) An Apology for Village Preachers, 1799; (4) A Funeral S… Go to person page >
Felice de Giardini (b. Turin, Italy, 1716; d. Moscow, Russia, 1796) composed ITALIAN HYMN in three parts for this text at the request of Selina Shirley, the famous evangelically minded Countess of Huntingdon. Giardini was living in London at the time and contributed this tune and three others to Mar…
Display Title: Let Us Awake Our JoysFirst Line: Let us awake our joysTune Title: ITALIAN HYMNAuthor: William KingsburyMeter: 18.104.22.168Source: A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns for Private Family, and Public Worship by John Dobell (London: Williams and Smith, 1806)