Denham, David, born 1791, was the son of Thos. Denham, a Baptist minister in the East of London. He began to preach when very young, and in 1810 became pastor of the Baptist Church at Horsell Common. In 1816 removed to Plymouth, in 1826 to Margate, and in 1834 to the Baptist Church in Unicorn Yard, Tooley Street, Southward. Ill-health compelled him to resign his charge in London, and he sojourned for a time at Cheltenham and Oxford. He died in 1848 at Yeovil, in Somerset, and was buried in Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, London.
In 1837 he published a collection of hymns, as:—
The Saints' Melody. A New Selection of upwards of One Thousand Hymns, Founded upon the Doctrines of Distinguishing Grace, and adapted to every part of the Christ… Go to person page >
Midst scenes of confusion and creature complaints. D. Denham. [Heaven Anticipated.] This hymn appeared in the 1826 Appendix to J. Rees's Collection, No. 168, in 5 stanzas and again in Denham's Saint's Melody, &c, 1837, No. 740, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. It is given in a few collections in Great Britain and America.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
Display Title: 'Mid Scenes of ConfusionFirst Line: 'Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaintTune Title: ['Mid scenes of confusion and creature complaint]Author: David DenhamSource: The Saints' Melody, 1837