Indelible Grace Hymnbook

Samuel Medley

Born: June 23, 1738, Ches­hunt, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 17, 1799, Li­ver­pool, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Li­ver­pool, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

After a false start as an ap­pren­tice, Med­ley joined the Bri­tish Roy­al Na­vy, be­com­ing a mid­shi­pman in 1755. He was wound­ed in bat­tle off Port La­gos in 1759; dur­ing his re­cup­er­at­ion, some­one read a ser­mon by Isaac Watts to him, lead­ing to his con­ver­sion. He then left the na­vy and stu­died for the min­is­try un­der Dr. Gif­ford in Lon­don. In 1767, he be­came pas­tor at the Bap­tist church in Wat­ford, Here­ford­shire. In 1772, he be­gan his min­is­try at By­ron Street in Liv­er­pool.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal