For the writer of hymn texts, see John Fawcett (hymnwriter).
Born: 8 December 1789
Died: 26 October 1867
John Fawcett was a composer of church music in north-west England in the early nineteenth century: working in his early life in Kendal, he wrote nonconformist psalmody in a style related to that of James Leach. Fawcett later moved to Bolton. His works changed in style through his lifetime, reflecting a broader shift in church music during this period from the tenor-led psalmody of Leach and his contemporaries to the Victorian choral society movement.
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List of choral works
- And am I only born to die
- Branch of Jesse's stem, arise
- Eternal depth of love divine
- How fine has the day been
- Lo, he comes with clouds descending
- O love divine, how sweet thou art
- Rejoice, the Lord is king
- Thee will I love, my strength, my tower
- When strangers stand and hear me tell
- Why should the children of a king
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- A New Set of Sacred Music [c1811]
- A Second Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [1813-14]
- A Third Sett of Psalm and Hymn Tunes [1818-19]
- A Seventh Set of Hymn Tunes 
- The Harp of Zion [c1833]