Rawson, George, an English Congregational
layman, was born June 5, 1807, in Leeds,
where he practiced many years as a solicitor.
He contributed to various books. His
knowledge of music and his gifts as a hymn
writer led the Congregational ministers of
Leeds to call on him for assistance in compiling
the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853. In
1858 he assisted Dr. Green and other Baptist
ministers in the preparation of Psalms
and Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Denomination.
His Hymns, Verses, and
Chants, published in London in 1876, contained
eighty original pieces. His Songs of
Spiritual Thought appeared in 1885. He
died March 25, 1889.
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