1761–1796

Introduction

Born: 1761, Birm­ing­ham, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Christened: May 22, 1761, St. John’s Church, Der­it­end and Bor­des­ley (a su­burb of Birm­ing­ham).

Died: Ap­ril 14 [Mc­Cutch­an, Rey­nolds] or Ap­ril 16 [Brown], 1796, Wal­worth, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Bun­hill Fields, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

Upon be­ing ap­pren­ticed to an en­grav­er, Swain moved to Lon­don.

After com­ing to Christ, he be­gan ex­press­ing his po­et­ic tem­per­a­ment by writ­ing hymns. In 1783, he was bap­tized by John Rip­pon, and in 1791 be­came min­is­ter of a Bap­tist con­gre­ga­tion in East Street, Wal­worth.

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Lyrics