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 1967

Thomson, Ronald William
Who's who of hymn writers
London: Epworth Press, 1967, 104 p.


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  Abelard, Peter (b. 1079 d. 1142)   philosopher, poet
  Addison, Joseph (b. 1672 d. 1719)   public servant, man of letters
  Ainger, Arthur Campbell (b. 1841 d. 1919)   hymn writer, Elegist
  Alexander, Cecil Frances (b. 1818 d. 1895)   composer
  Alexander, James Waddell (b. 1804 d. 1859)   preacher, teacher
  Alford, Henry (b. 1810 d. 1871)   psalmodist
  Alington, Cyril Argentine (b. 1872 d. 1955)   hymn writer
  Ambrose, Saint (b. 0340 d. 0397)   saint, bishop
  Angelus Silesius, Johann (b. 1624 d. 1677)   poet
  Anstice, Joseph (b. 1808 d. 1836)   hymn writer
  Aquinas, Thomas (b. 1224 d. 1274)   Domenican priest, theologian
  Armitage, Ella Sophia (b. 1841 d. 1931)   hymn writer
  Auber, Henriette [Harriet] (b. 1773 d. 1862)   hymn writer, poet
  Bacon, Leonard (b. 1802 d. 1881)   hymn writer
  Baker, Henry Williams Sir (b. 1821 d. 1877)   musician, clergyman
  Bakewell, John (b. 1721 d. 1819)   hymn writer
  Baring Gould, Sabine (b. 1834 d. 1924)   clergyman, lyricist
  Barton, Bernard (b. 1784 d. 1849)   hymn writer
  Baxter, Richard (b. 1615 d. 1691)   hymn writer
  Bayly, Albert Frederick (b. 1901 d. 1984)   hymn writer
  Baynes, Robert Hall (b. 1831 d. 1895)   hymn writer
  Beddome, Benjamin (b. 1717 d. 1795)   hymn writer
  Bede (b. 0673 d. 0735 a. 8th century )   writer, historian
  Beeching, Henry Charles (b. 1859 d. 1919)   hymn writer
  Bell, George Kennedy Allen (b. 1883 d. 1958)   hymn writer
  Benson, Louis Fitzgerald (b. 1855 d. 1930)   editor, psalmodist
  Bernard de Cluny (a. 12th century )  
  Bernard of Clairvaux (b. 1090 d. 1153)   statesman, theologian
  Bianco da Siena (d. 1434)   hymn writer
  Bickersteth, Edward Henry (b. 1825 d. 1906)   hymn writer
  Binney, Thomas (b. 1798 d. 1874 a. 1849)   clergyman, writer
  Blackie, John Stuart (b. 1809 d. 1895)   hymn writer
  Blake, William (b. 1757 d. 1827)   poet
  Bliss, Philip Paul (b. 1838 d. 1876)   itinerant Baptist music teacher, hymn composer
  Bode, John Ernest (b. 1816 d. 1874)   hymn writer
  Bonar, Horatius (b. 1808 d. 1889)   minister, editor
  Borthwick, Jane Laurie (b. 1813 d. 1897)   hymn writer
  Bowring, John (b. 1792 d. 1872)   hymn writer
  Brady, Nicholas (b. 1659 d. 1726)   divine, poet
  Brailsford, Edward John (b. 1841 d. 1921)   hymn writer
  Bridges, Matthew (b. 1800 d. 1894 a. 19th century )   hymn writer
  Bridges, Robert Seymour (b. 1844 d. 1930)   hymn writer
  Briggs, George Wallace (b. 1875 d. 1959)   hymn writer
  Bright, William (b. 1824 d. 1901)   hymn writer
  Bromehead, Joseph (b. 1747 d. 1826)   hymn writer
  Bronte, Anne (b. 1820 d. 1849)   hymn writer
  Brooke, Stopford Augustus (b. 1832 d. 1916)   hymn writer
  Brooks, Phillips (b. 1835 d. 1893)   Bishop of Massachusetts
  Browne, Simon (b. 1680 d. 1732)   Pastor, author
  Bryant, William Cullen (b. 1794 d. 1878)   poet
  Buckoll, Henry James (b. 1803 d. 1871)   hymn writer
  Bullock, William (b. 1798 d. 1874)   hymn writer
  Bunyan, John (b. 1628 d. 1688)   hymn writer
  Burleigh, William Henry (b. 1812 d. 1871)   hymnologist
  Burns, James Drummond (b. 1823 d. 1864)   hymn writer
  Butler, Henry Montagu (b. 1833 d. 1918)   hymn writer
  Butler, Mary (b. 1841 d. 1916)   hymn writer
  Byrom, John (b. 1692 d. 1763)   hymn writer
  Campbell, Jane Montgomery (b. 1817 d. 1878)   hymn writer
  Canton, William (b. 1845 d. 1926)   hymn writer
  Caswall, Edward (b. 1814 d. 1878)   hymn writer
  Cennick, John (b. 1718 d. 1755)   hymn writer
  Chadwick, John White (b. 1840 d. 1904)   hymnologist
  Chandler, John (b. 1806 d. 1875)   hymn writer
  Charles, Elisabeth (Rundle) (b. 1828 d. 1896)   hymnologist, translator
  Chatfield, Allen William (b. 1808 d. 1896)   hymn writer
  Chisholm, Emily (b. 1910)   hymn writer
  Claudius, Matthais (Asmus) (b. 1740 d. 1815)   poet, hymnologist
  Clephane, Elizabeth Cecilia Curtis Douglas (b. 1830 d. 1869)   psalmodist
  Coffin, Charles (b. 1676 d. 1749)   hymn composer
  Coghill, Annie Louisa (b. 1836 d. 1907 a. 1858)   hymn writer
  Conder, Eustace Rogers (b. 1820 d. 1892)   hymn writer
  Conder, George William (b. 1821 d. 1874)   hymn writer
  Conder, Joseph (b. 1789 d. 1855)   hymn writer
  Cosin, John (b. 1594 d. 1671)   hymn writer
  Cotton, George Edward Lynch (b. 1813 d. 1866)   hymn writer
  Cousin, Anne Ross (b. 1824 d. 1906)   hymn writer
  Cowper, William (b. 1731 d. 1800)   hymn writer
  Cox, Frances Elizabeth (b. 1812 d. 1897)   hymn writer, translator
  Coxe, Arthur Cleveland (b. 1818 d. 1896)   hymn writer
  Crewdson, Jane (Fox) (b. 1809 d. 1863)   hymn writer
  Croly, George (b. 1780 d. 1860)   hymn writer
  Crosby, Fanny Jane (b. 1820 d. 1915)   poet, hymn writer
  Crossman, Samuel (b. 1624 d. 1683)   hymn writer
  Cushing, William Orcutt (b. 1823 d. 1902)   hymnologist
  Darbyshire, John Russell (b. 1880 d. 1948)   hymn writer
  Davies, Samuel (b. 1723 d. 1761)   hymnologist, presbyterian minister
  Dearmer, Percy (b. 1867 d. 1936)   hymn writer
  Dix, William Chatterton (b. 1837 d. 1898)   psalmodist, hymnist
  Doane, George Washington (b. 1799 d. 1859 a. 1824)   PDM~
  Doddridge, Philip (b. 1702)   psalmodist, trombone
  Downton, Henry (b. 1818 d. 1885)   hymn writer
  Draper, William Henry (b. 1855 d. 1933)   hymn writer
  Dryden, John (b. 1631 d. 1700)   poet, dramatist
  Duffield, George (b. 1818 d. 1888)   psalmodist
  Dugmore, Ernest Edward (b. 1843 d. 1925)   hymn writer
  Duncan, Mary (b. 1814 d. 1840)   hymn writer
  Dunkerley, William Arthur (b. 1852 d. 1941)   hymn writer
  Edmeston, James (b. 1791 d. 1867)   psalmodist
  Ellerton, John (b. 1826 d. 1893)   hymn writer
  Elliott, Charlotte (b. 1789 d. 1871)   psalmodist, hymnist
  Elliott, Ebenezer (b. 1781 d. 1849)   hymn writer
  Elliott, Emily Elizabeth Steele (b. 1836 d. 1897)   hymn writer
  Faber, Frederick William (b. 1814 d. 1863)   psalmodist
  Fawcett, John (b. 1740 d. 1817)   hymn writer
  Fletcher, Frank (b. 1870 d. 1954)   hymn writer
  Flower, Sara (b. 1805 d. 1848)   poet, hymn composer
  Fortunatus, Venantius (b. 0540 d. 0600)   poet, churchman
  Fosdick, Harry Emerson (b. 1878 d. 1969)   hymnologist
  Francis of Assis, Saint (b. 1182 d. 1226)   hymnologist
  Gannett, William Channing (b. 1840 d. 1923)   hymnologist
  Gaskell, William (b. 1805 d. 1884)   hymn writer
  Gellert, Christian Furchtegott (b. 1715 d. 1769)   poet
  Gerhardt, Paul (b. 1607 d. 1676)   poet
  Gill, Thomas Hornblower (b. 1819 d. 1906)   hymn writer
  Gladden, Washington (b. 1836 d. 1918)   hymnologist
  Grant, Robert (b. 1779 d. 1838)   member of parliament, hymn writer
  Gregory the Great (b. 0540 d. 0604)   pope, theologian
  Grigg, Joseph (b. 1782 d. 1768)   hymn writer
  Gunn, Henry Mayo (b. 1817 d. 1886)   hymn writer
  Gurney, Dorothy Frances (b. 1858 d. 1932)   hymn writer
  Gurney, John Hampden (b. 1802 d. 1862)   hymn writer
  Hamilton, James (b. 1819 d. 1896)   hymn writer
  Hankey, Arabella Catherine (b. 1834 d. 1911 a. 1866)   hymn writer
  Harris, John (b. 1802 d. 1856)   hymn writer
  Hart, Joseph (b. 1712 d. 1768 a. 1759-1762)   hymn writer
  Hatch, Edwin (b. 1835 d. 1889)   hymn writer
  Havergal, Frances Ridley (b. 1836 d. 1879)   hymn writer
  Haweis, Thomas (b. 1734 d. 1820)   hymn writer
  Hawks, Annie Sherwood (b. 1835 d. 1918)   hymnologist, poet
  Hearn, Mary Anne (b. 1834 d. 1909)   hymn writer, Authoress
  Heber, Reginald (b. 1783 d. 1826)   hymn writer, vicar
  Heermann, Johann (b. 1585 d. 1647)   poet, clergyman
  Hensley, Lewis (b. 1824 d. 1905)   hymn writer
  Herbert, George (b. 1593 d. 1633)   poet
  Hodder, Edwin (b. 1837 d. 1904 a. 1856-1861)   hymn writer
  Holland, Henry Scott (b. 1847 d. 1918)   hymn writer
  Holmes, Oliver Wendell (b. 1809 d. 1894)   writer
  Hopper, Edward (b. 1816 d. 1888)   hymnologist
  Hopps, John Page (b. 1834 d. 1911)   hymn writer
  Horne, Charles Silvester (b. 1865 d. 1914)   hymn writer
  Hosmer, Frederick Lucian (b. 1840 d. 1929)   hymnologist
  How, William Walsham (b. 1823 d. 1897)   Bishop, hymnist
  Howe, Julia Ward (b. 1819 d. 1910)   poet, hymn writer
  Hoyle, Richard Birch (b. 1875 d. 1939)   hymn writer
  Hughes, Thomas (b. 1822 d. 1896)   hymn writer
  Hunter, John (b. 1848 d. 1917)   hymn writer
  Ingelow, Jean (b. 1820 d. 1897)   composer
  Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin (b. 1789 d. 1862)   writer, hymn writer
  John Damascene (b. 0675 d. 0749)   saint, Byzantine hymnographer
  Johnson, Samuel (b. 1822 d. 1882)   hymnologist
  Keble, John (b. 1792 d. 1866)   hymn writer
  Kelly, Thomas (b. 1769 d. 1855)   clarinet, evangelical preacher
  Ken, Thomas (b. 1637 d. 1710)   hymn writer
  Kethe, William (b. CAD2> d. 1608 a. 1559)   hymn writer
  Kingsley, Charles (b. 1819 d. 1875)   hymn writer
  Kipling, Rudyard [Joseph Rudyard] (b. 1865 d. 1936)   author, lyricist
  Lanier, Sidney (Clopton) (b. 1842 d. 1881)   poet, theorist
  Lathbury, Mary Artemisia (b. 1841 d. 1913)   hymnologist
  Lavater, Johann Caspar (b. 1741 d. 1801)   theologian
  Leatham, Edith Rutter (b. 1870 d. 1939)   hymn writer
  Leeson, Jane Eliza (b. 1809 d. 1881)   hymn writer
  Leland, John (b. 1754 d. 1841)   hymnologist
  Lewis, Howell Elvet (b. 1860 d. 1953)   hymn writer
  Littledale, Richard Frederick (b. 1833 d. 1890)   hymn writer
  Longfellow, Samuel (b. 1819 d. 1892)   poet, hymn writer
  Longstaff, William Dunn (b. 1822 d. 1894)   hymn writer
  Lowell, James Russell (b. 1819 d. 1891)   poet
  Lowenstern, Matthaus Apelles (b. 1594 d. 1648)   poet, composer
  Lowry, Somerset Thomas Corry (b. 1855 d. 1932)   hymn writer
  Luke, Jemima [Thompson] (b. 1813 d. 1906)   hymn writer
  Luther, Martin (b. 1483 d. 1546)   reformer, theologian
  Lynch, Thomas Toke (b. 1818 d. 1871)   hymn writer, set design
  Lyte, Henry Francis (b. 1793 d. 1847)   hymn writer
  Mackellar, Thomas (b. 1812 d. 1899)   hymnologist
  Macleod, Norman (b. 1812 d. 1872)   hymn writer
  Mahlmann, Siegfried August (b. 1771 d. 1826)   poet
  Mant, Richard (b. 1776 d. 1848)   hymn writer
  Marriott, John (b. 1780 d. 1825)   hymn writer
  Mathams, Walter John (b. 1853 d. 1931)   hymn writer
  Matheson, George (b. 1842 d. 1906)   theologian, hymn writer
  Matson, William Tidd (b. 1833 d. 1899)   hymn writer
  Maude, Mary Fawler (b. 1819 d. 1913)   hymnist, Authoress
  Medley, Samuel (b. 1738 d. 1799)   minister, hymnwriter
  Merrick, James (b. 1720 d. 1769)   hymn writer
  Merrill, William Pierson (b. 1867 d. 1954)   hymnologist
  Midlane, Albert (b. 1825 d. 1909)   organ, composer
  Milman, Henry Hart (b. 1791 d. 1868)   hymn writer
  Milton, John (b. 1608 d. 1674)   poet
  Mohr, Josef (b. 1792 d. 1848)   priest, writer
  Monsell, John Samuel Bewley (b. 1811 d. 1875)   hymn writer
  Montgomery, James (b. 1771 d. 1854)   author, director
  Morrison, John (b. 1749 d. 1798)   hymnologist
  Mudie, Charles Edward (b. 1818 d. 1890)   hymn writer
  Neale, John Mason (b. 1818 d. 1866)   hymn writer
  Neander, Joachim (b. 1650 d. 1680)   theologian, poet
  Newman, John Henry (b. 1801 d. 1890)   cardinal, hymn writer
  Newton, John (b. 1725 d. 1807)   cast, hymn writer
  Noel, Caroline Maria (b. 1817 d. 1877)   hymn writer
  North, Frank Mason (b. 1850 d. 1935)   hymnologist
  Oakeley, Frederick (b. 1802 d. 1880)   hymn writer
  Oakley, Charles Edward (b. 1832 d. 1865)   hymn writer
  Olivers, Thomas [Oliver] (b. 1725 d. 1799)   preacher, hymnwriter
  Owens, Priscilla Jane (b. 1829 d. 1907)   hymnologist
  Palgrave, Francis Turner (b. 1824 d. 1897)   hymn writer
  Palmer, Ray (b. 1808 d. 1887)   pastor, hymn writer
  Parker, William Henry (b. 1845 d. 1929)   hymn writer
  Patrick, Saint (b. 0381 d. 0461)   hymn writer
  Pennefather, William (b. 1816 d. 1873)   hymn writer
  Penstone, Maria Matilda (b. 1859 d. 1910)   hymn writer
  Perronet, Edward (b. 1726 d. 1792)   hymn writer, composer
  Phelps, Sylvanus Dryden (b. 1816 d. 1895)  
  Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford (b. 1835 d. 1917)   hymn writer
  Piggott, William Charter (b. 1872 d. 1943)   hymn writer
  Placzek, Joyce (b. 1901 d. 1953)   hymn writer
  Plumptre, Edward Hayes (b. 1821 d. 1891)   hymn writer
  Pott, Francis (b. 1832 d. 1909)   hymn writer
  Potter, Thomas Joseph (b. 1828 d. 1873)   hymn writer
  Proctor, Adelaide Anne (b. 1825 d. 1864)   hymn writer
  Prudentius, Aurelius Clements (b. 0348 d. 0413)   poet, hymn writer
  Pusey, Philip (b. 1799 d. 1855)   hymn writer
  Quarles, John (b. 1624 d. 1665)   hymn writer
  Rankin, Jeremiah Eames (b. 1828 d. 1904)   hymn writer
  Rawson, George (b. 1807 d. 1889)   hymn writer
  Reed, Andrew (b. 1787 d. 1862)   hymn writer
  Riley, John Athelstan Laurie (b. 1858 d. 1945)   hymn writer
  Rinckart, Martin (b. 1586 d. 1648)   poet, clergyman
  Rippon, John (b. 1751 d. 1836)   clergyman, composer
  Robinson, Robert (b. 1735 d. 1790)   minister, hymn writer
  Rossetti, Christina Georgina (b. 1830 d. 1894)   author, hymn writer
  Ryland, John (b. 1753 d. 1825)   hymn writer
  Sammis, John H. (b. 1846 d. 1919 a. 1909)   hymnologist
  Scott, Lesbia Lesley (b. 1898 d. 1986)   hymn writer
  Scriven, Joseph (Medlicott) (b. 1819 d. 1886)   hymn writer
  Sears, Edmond Hamilton (b. 1810 d. 1876)   hymnologist
  Shurtleff, Ernest Warburton (b. 1862 d. 1917)   hymnologist
  Shuttleworth, Henry Cary (b. 1850 d. 1900)   hymn writer
  Small, James Grindlay (b. 1817 d. 1888)   hymn writer
  Smith, Walter Chalmers (b. 1824 d. 1908)   hymn writer
  Smyttan, George Hunt (b. 1822 d. 1870)   hymn writer
  Spitta, Philipp (b. 1801 d. 1859)   theologian, author
  Spring-Rice, Cecil Arthur (b. 1859 d. 1918)   hymn writer
  Steele, Anne (b. 1717 d. 1778)   hymnist
  Stevenson, Isabel Stephana (b. 1843 d. 1890)   hymn writer
  Stevenson, Lilian Sinclair (b. 1870 d. 1960)   hymn writer, translator
  Stone, Samuel John (b. 1839 d. 1900)   clergyman, hymnist
  Stowell, Hugh (b. 1799 d. 1865)   hymn writer
  Symonds, John Addington (b. 1840 d. 1893)   hymnologist
  Tarrant, William George (b. 1853 d. 1928)   hymn writer
  Tate, Nahum (b. 1652 d. 1715)   librettista, poet
  Tennyson, Alfred (b. 1809 d. 1892)   composer, lyricist
  Tersteegen, Gerhard (b. 1697 d. 1769)   hymn writer
  Thring, Godfrey (b. 1823 d. 1903)   hymnologist
  Tilak, Narayan Vaman (b. 1862 d. 1919)  
  Toplady, Augustus Montague (b. 1740 d. 1778)   hymn writer
  Tritton, Joseph (b. 1819 d. 1887)   hymn writer
  Tuttiett, Lawrence (b. 1825 d. 1897)   hymnist
  Tweedy, Henry Hallam (b. 1868 d. 1953)   hymnologist
  Twells, Henry (b. 1823 d. 1900)   hymn writer
  Vaughan, Henry (b. 1622 d. 1695)   hymn writer
  Walter, Howard Arnold (b. 1883 d. 1918)   missionary, hymnologist
  Waring, Anna Laetitia (b. 1823 d. 1910)   hymnist
  Warner, Anna Bartlett (b. 1820 d. 1915)   hymnologist
  Watts, Isaac (b. 1674 d. 1748)   hymn writer, miscellaneous writer
  Wesley, Charles (b. 1707 d. 1788)   divine, hymn writer
  Wesley, John Benjamin (b. 1703 d. 1791)   clergyman
  White, Henry Kirke (b. 1785 d. 1806)   hymn writer
  Whiting, William (b. 1825 d. 1878)   hymn writer
  Whittier, John Greenleaf (b. 1807 d. 1892)   poet, author of hymn texts
  Williams, William (b. 1717 d. 1791)   hymn writer
  Willis, Love Maria (b. 1824 d. 1908)   hymn writer
  Winkworth, Catherine (b. 1827 d. 1878)   hymn writer
  Wolcott, Samuel (b. 1813 d. 1886)   hymnologist
  Woodward, George Ratcliffe (b. 1848 d. 1934)   hymn writer
  Wordsworth, Christopher (b. 1807 d. 1885)   hymn writer
  Wreford, John Reynell (b. 1800 d. 1881)   hymn writer
  Zinzendorf, Nikolaus Ludwig (b. 1700 d. 1760)   Lutheran pietist

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