1680, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
1732, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
Meeting house, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England.
After studying for the ministry under John Moore of Bridgewater, Browne became pastor of an Independent church in Portsmouth, then, in 1716, of the Independent Chapel in Old Jewry, London.
His later years were clouded by a peculiar delusion in which
he imagined that God had in a gradual manner annihilated in him the thinking substance, and utterly divested him of consciousness. However, he was still a prodigious writer, producing 20 publications, including:
- A Sett of Tunes, circa 1720
- Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts, 1720, 1741, 1760
- And Now, My Soul, Another Year
- Come, Holy Spirit, Heavenly Dove
- Eternal God, Almighty Cause
- Eternal God, of Beings First
- Frequent the Day of God Returns
- Great God, My Joyful Thanks to Thee
- Great God, Thy Peerless Excellence
- Great Lord of Earth and Seas and Skies
- Great Ruler of the Earth and Sky
- Hail, Happy Day!
- Hail, Holy Spirit, Bright, Immortal Dove
- I Cannot Shun the Stroke of Death
- Jesus, My Savior and My God
- Lord, at Thy Feet We Sinners Lie
- Lord, Thou Art Good; All Nature Shows
- Lord, What a Feeble Frame Is Ours
- O God, on Thee We All Depend
- Shine Forth, O Sun of Boundless Love
- Yes, Lord, My Joyful Thanks to Thee
- Isle of Wight
- Dates of birth & death