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James George Deck

DECK, James George. b. Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, 1802; d. Motueka, near Nelson, New Zealand, 14 August 1884. He was educated to serve in the army, and posted to India. His religious interests were demonstrated in Joy in departing: a memoir of the conversion and last days of Augustus James Clarke (son of Lieut-Col A. Clarke, EICS); who fell asleep in Jesus, May 2nd, 1845, in the fourteenth year of his age (1846). Deck left the army as an Anglican but later became a member of the Plymouth Brethren. In 1852 he emigrated to New Zealand. His hymns were published in Hymns for the Poor of the Flock (1837-38), edited by George Vicesimus Wigram*; the PB collection Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual...

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