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Frederick William Foster

FOSTER, Frederick William.  b. Bradford, Yorkshire, 1 August 1760; d.Ockbrook, near Derby, 12 April 1835. Foster was a Moravian, educated at Fulneck, near Leeds at the Settlement there, and then at the Moravian Settlement at Barby, Germany. He became a minister in the Moravian Church, and was made a Bishop in 1818. He compiled a Supplement (1808) to A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren (1801), edited by John Swertner*, re-titled Liturgy and Hymns for the Use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren, and a further Supplement of 1826. He translated many hymns from the German, and wrote some original hymns of his own. Eighteen of his...

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