Greg, Samuel, was born in Manchester, Sept. 6, 1804, and educated by Dr. Lant Carpenter, at Bristol, and at the Edinburgh University. He subsequently became a millowner at Bollington, near Macclesfield. He died, May 14, 1877. The addresses given by him at services which he conducted for his workmen at Bollington were published posthumously as A Layman's Legacy, 1877, with a prefatory note by Dean Stanley. He was also author of Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, 2nd ed. 1869. Some of his short poems were appended to his Layman's Legacy. He is known to hymnody as the author of:—
1. My soul in death was sleeping. New Life in Christ. Appeared in his Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, and included in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, No. 40… Go to person page >
Display Title: Slowly, Slowly DarkeningFirst Line: Slowly, slowly darkeningTune Title: IMPLICIT TRUSTAuthor: Samuel GregMeter: 76.76Source: Written in the midst of affliction, Sept. 1868, and pub. in his Layman's Legacy 1877...entitled "The Mystery of Life" (Julian, p. 466).