« Burchard of Würzburg Burder, George Burdinus, Mauritius »

Burder, George

BURDER, GEORGE: English Congregationalist; b. in London June 5, 1752; d. there May 29, 1832. He was trained for an artist, but began preaching under the influence of Whitefield and his associates; became minister at Lancaster, 1778; Coventry, 1783; Fetter Lane, London, 1803. He was one of the founders of the London Missionary Society (1795), of the Religion Tract Society (1799), and of the British and Foreign Bible Society (1804), and from 1803 to 1827 served gratuitously as secretary of the first-named, besides editing The Evangelical Magazine for many years. The moat successful of his many publications were Village Sermons (7 vols., London, 1798–1816), and A Collection of Hymns, Intended as a Supplement to Watts (1784), which went through some fifty editions and contained three or four hymns of his own.

Bibliography: There are Memoirs by his son, H. F. Burder, London, 1833, and by L Cobbin, 1856. Consult also DNB, vii, 294–295, and for his hymns, S. W. Duffield, English Hymns, pp. 121, 508, New York, 1886; Julian, Hymnology, p. 194.

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