Madan, Martin, was born in 1726, and designed to become a member of the English bar; but through the influence of a sermon by John Wesley on the text, |Prepare to meet thy God,| he was converted, and at length became a clergyman in the Church of England. He died in 1790. Ile was the editor of a small but famous hymn book: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns Extracted from Various Authors, London, 1760. Several editions of this book were published, and its influence was important in English hymnody. Madan was a popular preacher and a composer of several psalm tunes used in his day. His name appears in this book only in connection with one of the hymns of Isaac Watts.
He dies! the Friend of sinners dies 165