Augustus Montague Toplady
Born: November 4, 1740, Farnham, Surrey, England.
Died: August 11, 1778, Kensington, Middlesex, England, of tuberculosis.
Buried: Whitefield’s Tabernacle, Tottenham Court Road, London, England.
Toplady attended Westminster School, London, and Trinity College, Dublin. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1762, and served as Curate at Blagdon and Farleigh. In 1766, he became Vicar of Broadhembury, Devonshire. He left the Anglican church in 1775, moved to London, and began preaching at the French Calvinist church in Leicester Fields. His works include:
The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted, 1769
Historic Proof of the Doctrinal Calvinism of the Church of England, 1774
The Church of England Vindicated from the Charge of Arminianism, 1774
Poems on Sacred Subjects, 1775
Psalms and Hymns, 1776
Source: The Cyber Hymnal