Grigg, Joseph

Grigg, Joseph an English Presbyterian, was assistant minister at the Silver Street Church, London, from 1743 to 1747, at which last date he married the widow of Colonel Drew, a lady of much property, and retired to St. Albans, where he preached for his dissenting brethren occasionally. He contributed poetical pieces to several works between 1756 and 1765, when lie issued a small tract of Hymns on Divine Subjects. These were collected in a small volume by Daniel Sedgwick, and published in 1861. Mr. Grigg died at Walthamstow, October 29, 1768. One of his hymns, written when he was only ten years old, "Jesus! and shall it ever be," is still a favorite. See Gadsby, Hymn Writers, page 63.

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