Jones, Edmund, an English Baptist minister,
son of Rev. Philip Jones, was born in
1722 in Gloucestershire; educated at the
Baptist College at Bristol; was ordained
pastor of the Baptist Church at Exeter,
Devonshire, in 1743; died April 15, 1765.
The Church at Exeter, like many Baptist
Churches at that day, was opposed to "the
service of song" in public worship, but it is
not a matter of surprise that the author of
so excellent a hymn as the following should
have wrought a complete revolution in
their sentiments regarding this feature of
divine worship. in 1760 he published a volume
titled Sacred Poems.
|Come, humble sinner, in whose