George Horne (1730-1792)

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Hymn #70 (verses 2 and 3)
This writer was born at Otham, near Maidstone, Kent, England, on November 1, 1730, and was educated at Maidstone and University College, Oxford, obtaining his B.A. degree in 1749. He later became (1768) Master of Magdalen College. He was Dean of Canterbury in 1781 and Bishop of Norwich in 1791. He was widely known for his commentary on the Psalms. He died on January 17, 1792. It was not his honors or titles that are the important things: it was his faith in Christ, as he expresses it in the hymn-
“Saved by Christ, we’re free forever,
This the Spirit’s voice declares!
Death nor life, nor aught can sever
Jesus from the chosen heirs.” (v. 2)