1839-1908
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December 20, 1839, Exeter, Devonshire, England.

August 25, 1908, St. John’s Wood, London, England.

In 1854, Hurditch underwent a spiritual change which led him start religious work in villages in Devonshire, and afterwards to succeed Henry Hull as Secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association, Stafford Street, London. In 1865 he published The London Hymn Book for Prayer Meetings and Special Services (revised in 1880). In 1873, he published The Enlarged London Hymn Book, a Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Private Use. Of the smaller work more than half a million copies were sold; and of the enlarged book the eighty-sixth thousand was issued in 1881. His other works include:

  1. Arise, Ye Saints, Arise and Sing
  2. Arm of the Lord, Awake!
  3. Atoning Blood, The
  4. Come, Join the Hosts Above
  5. Come, Let Us All Unite and Sing
  6. Farewell to the Present
  7. Hear the Gospel’s Joyful Sound
  8. I Am He That Liveth
  9. Jesus, Do Thou My Vision Fill
  10. Let Us by Faith Draw Nigh
  11. Lord, Grant Thy Spirit’s Mighty Power
  12. Lord Jesus, We Pray
  13. O Christ, Thou Heavenly Lamb
  14. O God of All Love!
  15. O Sacred Name!
  16. Sinner, Wilt Thou Further Go?
  17. O Sovereign Lord of Earth and Heaven
  18. Jesus Would I See
  19. Rejoice! Ye Saints
  20. Salvation’s Song Be Given
  21. Soon Shall These Eyes My Savior See
  22. Soon Shall We Find Our Journey O’er
  23. Stop, Thou Heavy Laden Stranger
  24. These Supplications Hear
  25. Till We Meet Thee in Glory
  26. We Bless Thy Precious Name
  27. What Wondrous Grace in Christ We See
  28. Ye Dying Sons of Men

Hurditch’s burial place