Richard Burnham (1749-1810)

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Hymn #279.
Richard Burnham, born in Guildford, Surrey, England, in 1749, seems to have stayed most of his life in London as pastor of a Baptist church. Next he moved, in the same capacity, to a congregation in Grafton Street, Soho. In these two places he exercised thirty years of ministerial labor. He had some difficulties due to personal matters that laid him open to criticism. Be that as it may, we can rejoice with him in what he expressed of his Savior in verse 3:
“Soon the redeeming Lord shall come
For us whose sins He bore,
To see the glories of the Lamb,
And praise Him evermore.”
He passed peacefully away on October 30, 1810, and was buried at Tottenham Court chapel, London.