Let thy continual mercy, O Lord, enkindle in thy Church the never-failing gift of love, that, following the example of thy servant William Wilberforce, we may have grace to defend the poor, and maintain the cause of those who have no helper; for the sake of him who gave his life for us, thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Died #OTD 1833 William Wilberforce, just three days after hearing that the passage of the Act through Parliament was assured. He was buried in Westminster Abbey, close to his friend William Pitt the Younger. https://t.co/DBSIrcP6cG pic.twitter.com/WHaIjk0tEK
— BIPC Hull (Hull Libraries) (@BIPCHull) July 29, 2021