Pyer, John

Pyer, John an English minister who labored successivelv with the Wesleyans and the Independlents, was born in 1790. He began his labors as a tent missionary, devoting himself entirely to the conlncted evangelistic work. After the tent ceased to be the property of the Methodist body, he built a chapel at Manchester, where he remained nine years. As he changed his doctrinal views, he abandoned the Wesleyan Church, and joined the Congregationalists. For the succeeding four years he was agent of the London Christian Instruction Society. Ill health finally required him to seek a less laborious position, and he became the Congregational pastor of South Molten. Later he removed to Cork, and in 1839 accepted a pastorate at Devon, where he remained the last twenty years of his life, and died in 1859, laborious and active to the very last: he was found by the servants lifeless, having literally fallen asleep in Jesus. Pyer was the writer of a few useful hymns; among them, "Met again in Jesus' name," which is found in the New Congregational Hymn-book, No. 803.

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