Francis, Samuel Trevor

Samuel Trevor Francis (19 November 1834 – 28 December 1925) was an English lay preacher and hymn writer, with the Plymouth Brethren. He is best known as the author of the hymn "Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus". He earned his living as a merchant.

Francis had a spiritual turning point as a teenager, contemplating suicide one night on a bridge over the River Thames. Experiencing a renewal of faith, he went on to author many poems and hymns and was a preacher in addition to his merchant career.