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Hymn Writers Of The Church by Charles S. Nutter


Davies, Samuel, an eminent Presbyterian divine, was born near Summit Ridge, Newcastle, Del., November 3, 1723. He was licensed in 1745 and ordained to the ministry in 1747, and labored for several years as a missionary and evangelist in the State of Virginia. He succeeded Jonathan Edwards as President of Princeton College in 1759, but died February 4, 1761, in his thirty-seventh year. His published sermons show him to have been a man of great intellectual vigor, piety, and usefulness. They have been frequently reprinted. In Dr. Thomas Gibson's Hymns Adapted to Divine Worship (London, 1769) there are sixteen hymns by Mr. Davies, one of which is the following:

Lord, I am thine, entirely thine 342

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