Bradbury the Composer – Rhemalogy

William Batchelder Bradbury was born on October 6, 1816, in York, Maine. His father was the chief of a church choir. He moved to Boston along with his mother and father and brother Edward G. Bradbury. There he met Lowell Mason, and by 1834 was generally known as an organist. In 1840, he started instructing in Brooklyn, New York.

Seven years later he went to Germany, the place he studied concord, composition, and vocal and instrumental music with one of the best masters.  Bradbury is finest generally known as a composer and writer of a collection of musical collections for choirs and colleges. He was the writer and compiler of fifty-nine books beginning in 1841. He composed many tunes, together with these for “He Leadeth Me”; “Simply As I Am“; “Candy Hour of Prayer” (attributed to William W. Walford, 1772–1850); “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” and “My Hope Is Constructed on Nothing Much less“, all of which might nonetheless be present in hymnbooks and songbooks right now.

In 1854, he began the Bradbury Piano Firm, along with his brother in New York Metropolis. In 1862, Bradbury discovered the poem “Jesus Loves Me“. He wrote the music and added the refrain: “Sure, Jesus loves me, Sure, Jesus Loves me …”

Bradbury died on today, 1868 in Bloomfield, New Jersey (now Montclair, New Jersey) on the age of 51. He was buried in Bloomfield Cemetery in Bloomfield, New Jersey.


  1. Vicky Boyd (1996). “William Batchelder Bradbury”HymnSys. Retrieved 2019-08-19 – through The Hymns and Carols of Christmas.
  2.  Clint Bonner (August 2, 1969). “A Hymn is Born”Night Impartial. Retrieved 2011-11-18.
  3.  “Historical past of Hymns: “Candy Hour of Prayer””umcdiscipleship.orgDiscipleship Ministries.


1554 – John Hooper wrote a letter explaining the horrible situations of Fleet Jail the place Bloody Queen Mary positioned him due to his Protestant beliefs.

1870Isabella Thoburn of Ohio arrived in India the place she grew to become an excellent missionary-educator.

1917Elija Titus Latunde was baptized at twelve years of age. He grew to become the third president of the Christ Apostolic Church buildings in Nigeria, which skilled phenomenal progress beneath his management. He additionally spearheaded secular growth initiatives and served as a peacemaker with Muslims.

*Retrieved from and 2022-06-01.

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