Born: 5 October 1725, Bond Street, London, England (at the house of his maternal grandfather, Judge Spencer Cowper, MP).

Died: May 1, 1790, at his home in Woodcote End, Epsom, Surrey, England.

Buried: St. Mary Abbot’s Anglican Church, Kensington, England.

A cou­sin of 'Wil­liam Cow­per', Madan was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. Though he planned a career in law, he converted after hearing a sermon by John Wesley, “Pre­pare to Meet Thy God.” Af­ter some difficulties, he took Holy Orders, and subsequently founded and became chaplain of the Lock Hospi­tal, Hyde Park Corner, London. He was a popular preacher, and had a considerable reputation as a composer. He stopped preaching after publication of his work 'Thelyphthora', which advocated the practice of polygamy.


Martin Madan Poems

For Christmas Day, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Hark! the herald Angels sing,
Glory to the new-born King,
Peace on earth and mercy mild,
God and sinner reconcil'd.... more »

Martin Madan Quotes

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