1787-1862
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November 27, 1787, St. Clement Danes, Middlesex, England.

February 25, 1862, Cambridge Heath, Middlesex, England.

Abney Park Cemetery, London, England.

Husband of hymnist Elizabeth Reed, Andrew attended Hackney College, London, and became a Congregational minister. He was pastor at the New Road Chapel, St. George’s-in-the-East, then at Wycliffe Chapel, which he helped build in 1830. He also earned a degree from Yale College, and founded the London Orphan Asylum and Reed’s School in Cobham, Surrey. He wrote 21 total hymns. His works include:

Reed wrote his own epitaph:

I was born yesterday, I shall die tomorrow,
And I must not spend today in telling what I have done,
But in doing what I may for HIM who has done all for me.
I sprang from the people, I have lived for the people–
The most for the most unhappy; and the people when
They know it will not suffer me to die out of loving remembrance.
  1. Ah, Jesus, Let Me Hear Thy Voice
  2. Come, Let Us Strike Our Harps Afresh
  3. Come, My Redeemer, Come
  4. Gentle Savior, Look on Me
  5. Gracious Lord, as Thou Hast Taught Us
  6. Hark! Hark! The Notes of Joy
  7. Holy Ghost, with Light Divine
  8. Listen, Sinner, Mercy Hails You
  9. Rich Are the Joys of Solitude
  10. Spirit Divine, Attend Our Prayer
  11. There Is an Hour When I Must Part
  12. Ye Saints Your Music Bring