Thomas Jarvis

Jan­u­a­ry 13, 1748, Ips­wich, Eng­land.

Au­gust 31, 1833, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Fry­ern­ing, Essex, Eng­land.

Son of a Pres­by­ter­i­an min­is­ter of the same name, Jer­vis was ed­u­cat­ed for the min­is­try at Hox­ton.

In 1770, he was ap­point­ed class­ic­al and math­e­mat­ic­al tu­tor at the Ex­e­ter Acad­e­my. From 1772–83, he tu­tored the sons of the Earl of Shel­burn at Bo­wood, where Dr. Priest­ly was li­brar­i­an.

In 1783, Jer­vis suc­ceeded Dr. A. Rees at St. Tho­mas’ South­wark. In 1796, after the death of Dr. Kip­pis, he moved to the Princ­es’ Street Cha­pel, West­min­ster. From 1808–18, he was min­is­ter at the Mill Hill Cha­pel, Leeds.

After re­tire­ment, he lived near Lon­don. His works in­clude:

  1. God to Cor­rect a Guilty World
  2. Great God, Thine At­trib­ute Di­vine
  3. How Vast Is the Trib­ute I Owe
  4. Lord of the World’s Ma­jes­tic Frame
  5. Shall I Forsake That Heav­en­ly Friend?
  6. Sweet Is the Friend­ly Voice Which Speaks
  7. Thou, Lord, in Mer­cy Wilt Re­gard
  8. With Joy We Lift Our Eyes

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