Indelible Grace Hymnbook

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.

Pseudonym: Minimus.

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