Heroes, martyrs and sages

Praise to the heroes who struck for the right

Author: William Johnson Fox
Published in 3 hymnals

Author: William Johnson Fox

Fox, William Johnson, the son of a small farmer in Suffolk, was born in 1786. As a boy he worked as a weaver, but subsequently spent six years in a bank. He was educated for the ministry under Dr. Pye Smith, at Homerton. His first settlement was with an Orthodox Independent congregation; but he very soon became a Unitarian. In 1817 he settled in London as minister of the Parliament Court Chapel. In 1824 lie removed to a new chapel at South Place, Finsbury, where he remained until 1852. He was a prominent member of the Anti Corn-law League; joined in founding the Westminster Review, and from 1831 to 1836 was owner of the Monthly Repository. From 1847 to 1863 he sat in Parliament as member for Oldham. He died in 1864. In 1841 he published Hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Praise to the heroes who struck for the right
Title: Heroes, martyrs and sages
Author: William Johnson Fox



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Hymns in Harmony with Modern Thought #156

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #173

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