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Category: William Young Fullerton (1857 -1932)
William Young Fullerton (1857 -1932) was a Northern Irish Baptist preacher, administrator and writer, was born in Belfast. As a young man, he was influenced by the preaching of Charles Spurgeon, who became his friend and mentor. Fullerton served as President of the Baptist Union and Home Secretary of the Baptist Missionary Society. He was a frequent speaker at Keswick Conventions. His published works include biographies of John Bunyan, Charles Spurgeon, James William Condell Fegan and Frederick Brotherton Meyer; missionary histories and devotional writings. He also compiled several hymnals. He is best remembered for his hymn entitled “I Cannot Tell”, which he set to the traditional Irish melody “Londonderry”. He died at Bedford Park, Middlesex, at the age of 75.