English Nonconformist leader, educator, and hymnwriter
- Live while you live, the epicure would say,
And seize the pleasures of the present day;
Live while you live, the sacred preacher cries,
And give to God each moment as it flies.
Lord, in my views, let both united be:
I live in pleasure when I live to thee.
- Epigram on his Family Arms, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- Awake, my soul! stretch every nerve,
And press with vigour on;
A heavenly race demands thy zeal,
And an immortal crown.
- Zeal and Vigour in the Christian Race, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).
- Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.
- The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul.
- His goodness stands approved,
Unchanged from day to day;
I'll drop my burden at His feet,
And bear a song away.
- Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 262.
- Dear Saviour! we are Thine,
By everlasting bands;
Our hearts, our souls, we would resign
Entirely to Thy hands.
- Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 397.