April 1749. The location is variously reported as High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, or Guildford, Surrey, England.
October 30, 1810, London, England.
Originally at Whitefield’s Tabernacle, but the memorial and the grave were later moved (possibly to Chingford Mount Cemetery, London).
Burnham was for many years pastor of a Baptist church in London, first in Little Chapel Street, then in Grafton Street, Soho. He is said to have been an excellent preacher. He wrote some 452 hymns in his lifetime. His works include:
- New Hymns on Divers Subjects (London: Gilbert and Plummer, 1783, 1785, 1794, 1796)
- New Hymns on Divine Love, Chiefly Designed for Love Feasts or Christian Societies (London: W. Smith, circa 1787)
- A sermon on Believer’s Baptism, 1805
- Free Grace, Melodious Sound
- God in Three Appears All Glorious
- Goodness of Our Glorious God, The
- Great Jehovah’s Love Endureth
- How Truly Glorious Is the Love
- Jesus Draws the Chosen Race
- Jesus, Thou Art the Sinner’s Friend
- Love Will I Ever Sing
- Now I Know the Great Redeemer
- O Glorious God of Grace
- People of the Lord Were Chosen, The
- Who Can e’er Fathom God’s Rich Love
Burnham’s current burial place