1693-1759

November 22, 1693, Twyford, Leicestershire, England.

Circa 1759.

Son of Robert Seagrave, Vicar of Twyford (1687-1720), young Robert was educated at Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1714. Taking Holy Orders, he joined the Wesleys and Whitefield, and between 1731 and 1746 wrote numerous letters and pamphlets. In 1739, he was appointed Sunday Evening Lecturer at Lorimers’ Hall, London, where he continued preaching until 1750. He also occupied Whitefield’s Tabernacle from time to time.

  1. Now May the Spirit’s Holy Fire
  2. Rise, My Soul, and Stretch Thy Wings