Samuel Trevor Francis

FRANCIS, Samuel Trevor. b. Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, 19 November 1834; d. Worthing, Sussex, 28 December 1925. As a child his family moved to Hull, where he sang in a church choir. He later moved to London, where he became a merchant. He joined the Plymouth Brethren, and joined the assembly at Kennington, south London. He began to preach and to write hymns: he was an assistant to Dwight L. Moody* and Ira D. Sankey* in their London mission of 1873 and after. JJ, p. 1564, noted that his hymns had been ‘printed in various religious newspapers and periodicals during the past 30 years’ [before 1907]. He listed ten of Francis’s hymns in the Enlarged London Hymn Book (1873). Francis became a noted...

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