George Rawson

RAWSON, George. b. Leeds, 5 June 1807; d. Bristol, 24 March 1889. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School. He became a solicitor and practised in Leeds, where he was also an active Congregationalist. He assisted George William Conder* and other local figures in the preparation of an influential Congregationalist collection entitled Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, usually called the ‘Leeds Hymn Book’ (1853). He then assisted the Baptists in the compilation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination (1858). His own hymns were collected in Hymns, Verses and Chants (1876) and Songs of Spiritual Thought (1885). He retired to Bristol, and died...

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