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Charles T. Astley

Short Name: Charles T. Astley
Full Name: Astley, Charles T. (Charles Tamberlane), 1825-1878
Birth Year: 1825
Death Year: 1878

Astley, Charles Tamberlane, son of John William Astley, of Dukinfield, Cheshire, born at Cwmllecoediog, near Mallwyd, North Wales, 12 May, 1825, and educated at Jesus College, Oxford (of which he was a Scholar), graduating B.A. 1847, M.A. 1849. Taking Holy Orders in 1849, he was Evening Lecturer, Bideford, 1849, Incumbent of Holwell, Oxford, 1850-54, Vicar of Margate, 1854-1864, and Rector of Brasted, 1864-78. Mr. Astley is the author of Songs in the Night, 1860. This work is composed partly of original hymns and partly of translations from the German. The latter are noted in part under their first lines in German. Of the original hymns, “O Lord, I look to Thee," a hymn for Private Use, in 10 stanzas of 4 lines, is given in Stevenson's Hymns for the Church and Home, 1873, with the omission of stanza. viii. It was "written at Pisa, during illness, about December, 1858."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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