Born: June 23, 1738, Ches­hunt, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 17, 1799, Li­ver­pool, Lan­ca­shire, Eng­land.

After a false start as an ap­pren­tice, Med­ley joined the Bri­tish Roy­al Na­vy, be­com­ing a mid­shi­pman in 1755. He was wound­ed in bat­tle off Port La­gos in 1759; dur­ing his re­cup­er­at­ion, he heard a ser­mon by Isaac Watts that led to his con­ver­sion. He then left the na­vy and stu­died for the min­is­try un­der Dr. Gif­ford in Lon­don. In 1767, he be­came pas­tor at the Bap­tist church in Wat­ford, Here­ford­shire. In 1772, he be­gan his min­is­try at By­ron Street in Liv­er­pool.

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Hymns

  1. Awake, My Soul, to Joyful Lays
  2. Come, Join Ye Saints, with Heart and Voice
  3. Death Is No More Among Our Foes
  4. Eternal Sovereign Lord of All
  5. Far, Far Beyond These Lower Skies
  6. Father of Mercies, God of Love
  7. Great God, Today Thy Grace Impart
  8. Hear, Gracious God! A Sinner’s Cry
  9. I Know That My Redeemer Lives
  10. In Heaven the Rapturous Song Began
  11. Mortals Awake, with Angels Join
  12. Now, in a Song of Grateful Praise
  13. O Could I Speak the Matchless Worth
  14. O for a Bright Celestial Ray
  15. O God, Thy Mercy, Vast and Free
  16. O Let Us Tell the Matchless Love
  17. O What Amazing Words of Grace
  18. Saints Die, and We Should Gently Weep
  19. See a Poor Sinner, Dearest Lord
  20. Sing the Dear Savior’s Glorious Fame

If you know Medley’s bur­i­al place