|Short Name:||William Bruce|
|Full Name:||Bruce, William, 1812-1882|
Bruce, William, D.D., eldest son of the Rev. William Bruce, United Secession minister at South Shields (who after 1818, conducted the Ardoch Academy, Cardross, Dumbartonshire), was born at South Shields, April 7, 1812. He studied at the University of Glasgow, which, in 1868, conferred on him the degree of D.D., and became, in 1838, minister of Infirmary Street U. P. Church, Edinburgh (then Cowgate). He was Moderator of Synod in 1869. In 1870 he was appointed a member of the Hymnal Committee of the U. P. Church, and contributed 2 hymns to their Presbyterian Hymnal, 1876. These he included, with 9 others, in his Hebrew Odes and other Poems , 1874 (Edinb.: D. S. Stewart). He also published, in 1878, Memories: a Tale; and other Poems. He died at Bridge of Allan, Nov. 15, 1882. The two hymns contributed to the Presbyterian Hymnal are:—
1. Holy Father, Thou hast given. Holy Scripture.
2. The seed we bury in the earth. Resurrection.
[Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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