Taylor, Thomas Rawson, an English Congregational
minister, was born at Ossett,
near Wakefield, May 9, 1807. In September,
1826, he entered the Airedale Independent
College to prepare for the Congregational
ministry, and graduated therefrom in 1830.
Soon after he became pastor of an Independent
Church in Sheffield, but in less time
than a year he was obliged to give up the
work on account of ill health. Subsequently
he accepted a position as tutor in his Alma
Mater; but his career was again interrupted,
and he died of consumption March 7,
1835, being only twenty-eight years of age.
His best-known hymn is that beginning:
"I'm but a stranger here; heaven is my home."
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