1841–1889

Introduction

Born: Ju­ly 18, 1841.

Died: June 12, 1889, near Adolph­us­town, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da, of drown­ing.

Buried: Na­pa­nee, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da. There is a me­mor­i­al to him in St. Ma­rtin’s church­yard, Stam­ford, Lin­coln­shire, Eng­land.

portrait

Biography

Percy was the son of Brown­low Ce­cil, the se­cond Mar­quess of Ex­e­ter, and Is­a­bel­la Poyntz.

After com­ing to Christ, he spent most of his life as an ev­an­gel­ist. It is re­port­ed that some­one once said to him, No won­der you are hap­py—you have wealth and po­si­tion. His an­swer: You can take all that from me, and you will leave the source of my hap­pi­ness un­touched.

Sources

Lyrics