1711–1771

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 10, 1711, Pun­ches­ton, Pem­broke­shire, Wales.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1771, Ha­ver­ford­west, Pem­broke­shire, Wales.

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Biography

Gambold’s fa­ther was the vi­car of Pun­ches­ton.

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Christ Church, Ox­ford (BA 1730, MA 1734). Tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he be­came vi­car of Stan­ton Har­court, Oxford­shire, around 1739. How­ev­er, he re­signed in October 1742 and joined the Mo­ra­vi­an Unit­ed Breth­ren, be­coming a Mo­ra­vi­an bi­shop in 1751.

Works

About 26 trans­la­tions and 18 orig­in­al hymns in the Mo­ra­vi­an hymn books are cred­it­ed to him. A col­lect­ed ed­i­tion of his works was pub­lished at Bath in 1789.

His oth­er works in­clude:

Sources

Lyrics

Translations

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