Augustus Toplady

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1740 – 1778

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Who was Augustus Toplady?

Augustus Montague Toplady was an Anglican cleric and hymn writer. He was a major Calvinist opponent of John Wesley. He is best remembered as the author of the hymn "Rock of Ages". Three of his other hymns — "A Debtor to Mercy Alone", "Deathless Principle, Arise" and "Object of My First Desire" — are still occasionally sung today, though all three are far less popular than "Rock of Ages".

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Born
Nov 4, 1740
Farnham
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Westminster School
Died
Aug 11, 1778
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013