Birthdays on August 28

Ira D. Sankey (1840 to 1908)
Tag Team: He Sang and Moody Preached.

Ira D. Sankey was born. He became an outstanding song-evangelist and worked in tandem with D. L. Moody.

William Hiley Bathurst (1796 to 1877)
Church of England
His Faith Led Him to Resign Rather than Compromise.

William Hiley Bathurst was born near Bristol, England. He entered the Anglican ministry in 1818. In 1852, he resigned his religious credentials over personal conflicts with doctrines in the Anglican Book of Prayer, particularly regarding baptismal and burial services. He wrote the hymn, "O for a Faith that Will Not Shrink."

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