1790–1874

June 10, 1790, Ge­ne­va, Switz­er­land.

De­cemb­er 24, 1874, La Force, Dor­dogne, France.

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After stu­dy­ing the­ol­o­gy at the Mo­ra­vi­an In­sti­tute at Neu­wied and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Ge­ne­va, Bost was an itin­er­ant preach­er in Swit­zer­land, Ger­ma­ny and France.

In 1825, he co-found­ed the Re­formed Free Church of Ge­ne­va. From 1828–37 he worked as an evan­gel­ist in Ca­rouge, where he was bap­tized by Sam­u­el Hein­rich Froeh­lich.

From 1846–48 he worked as a pri­son chap­lain in Me­lun in Par­is.

In 1814, Bost mar­ried Jeanne Fran­çoise Pat­tay. Their son John be­came a priest and made a name for him­self as a so­cial pi­o­neer.

In 1841, Bost & Cé­sar Ma­lan pub­lished Chants de Si­on.

  1. Amour de Mon Sauveur
  2. Fils du Très-Haut
  3. Gratitude
  4. Normandy
  5. Oberlin

Bost’s burial place