No­vem­ber 23, 1805, Man­ches­ter, Eng­land.

No­vem­ber 13, 1866, St. Pan­cras, Lon­don, Eng­land.

High­gate Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.


William was the son of Wes­ley­an min­is­ter Ja­bez Bunt­ing.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Wes­ley­an schools: Wood­house Grove School, Brad­ford, York­shire, and Kings­wood, and at St. Sav­iour’s Gram­mar School in South­wark.

In 1842, he en­tered the Wes­ley­an min­is­try, and con­tin­ued in ac­tive cir­cuit work for 25 years. Fail­ing health com­pelled his re­tire­ment to the Su­per­num­er­ary list, and he took up re­si­dence in Lon­don. His works in­clude:

  1. Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
  2. Blest Spir­it! from the Eter­nal Sire
  3. Dear Is the Day Which God Hath Made
  4. Father, Our Child We Place
  5. Holy Spir­it, Pi­ty Me
  6. O Bless­ed, Bless­ed Sounds of Grace
  7. O Cru­ci­fied, Tri­umph­ant Lord
  8. O God! How Oft­en Hath Thine Ear
  9. Thou Do­est All Things Well
  10. We Love to Call Cre­a­tion Thine