September 10, 1791, Wapping, Middlesex, England.

January 7, 1867, Homerton, Hackney, Middlesex, England.

Edmeston was an architect and surveyor by profession. He served as the church warden at St. Barnabas, Homerton. He strongly supported the London Orphan Asylum, and visited there frequently. It is said he wrote 2,000 hymns: one each Sunday. His works include:

  1. Along My Earthly Way
  2. As Oft, with Worn and Weary Feet
  3. Dark River of Death That Is Flowing
  4. Come Sacred Peace, Delightful Guest
  5. Eternal God, Before Thy Throne
  6. For Thee We Pray and Wait
  7. Fountain of Grace
  8. God Entrusts to All
  9. God Is Here: How Sweet the Sound
  10. How Sweet the Light of Sabbath Eve
  11. Is There a Time When Moments Flow
  12. Lead Us, Heavenly Father
  13. Light of Sabbath Eve, The
  14. Little Travelers Zionward
  15. May We, Lord, Rejoicing Say
  16. Music, Bring Thy Sweetest Treasures
  17. O Thou Whose Mercy Guides My Way
  18. Parting Soul, the Flood Awaits Thee
  19. Roll On, Thou Mighty Ocean
  20. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  21. Sweet Is the Light of Sabbath Eve
  22. ’Tis Sweet upon Our Pilgrimage
  23. Wake, Harp of Zion
  24. Welcome, Brethren, Enter In
  25. When Shall the Voice of Singing
  26. When the Worn Spirit Wants Repose
  27. Why Should I, in Vain Repining