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William Batchelder Bradbury

Bradbury, William Batchelder (băchˈəldər) [key], 1816–68, American hymn composer and music editor, b. York, Maine; pupil of Lowell Mason. He organized the Juvenile Music Festivals in New York, and later, after studying in Germany, he started music conventions in New Jersey. He compiled over 50 collections of Sunday-school songs, and his own tunes, such as He Leadeth Me, Just as I Am, without One Plea, and Savior, like a Shepherd Lead Us; all are still popular.

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