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Thomas Benson Pollock

Thomas Benson Pollock
From the book "Father Pollock and His Brother." 1911
Short Name: Thomas Benson Pollock
Full Name: Pollock, Thomas Benson, 1836-1896
Birth Year: 1836
Death Year: 1896

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save" (Soldiers of Christ), and "We have not known Thee as we ought" (Seeking God), but they are by no means equal to his Litanies in beauty and finish.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Pollock, T. B. , 900, i. We note:—
1. God of mercy, loving all. Litany for Quinquagesima. In the Gospeller, 1872.
2. Great Creator, Lord of all. Holy Trinity. In the Gospeller, 1876.
3. Holy Saviour, hear me; on Thy Name I call. Litany of the Contrite. In the Gospeller, 1870. From it "Faithful Shepherd, feed me in the pastures green," is taken.
4. Jesu, in Thy dying woes, p. 678, ii. 36. Given in Thring's Collection, 1882, in 7 parts, was written for the Gos¬peller.
5. My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoring. Passiontide. Translation of "Est-ce vous quo je vois, 6 mon Maître adorable!" (text in Moorsom's Historical Comp. to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1889, p. 266), by Jacques Bridaine, b. 1701, d. 1767. Moorsom says he was born. at Chuselay, near Uzes, in Languedoc, and was a Priest in the French Church. The translation made in 1887 was included in the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.
6. We are soldiers of Christ, p. 900, i. In the Gospeller, 1875.
7. Weep not for Him Who onward bears. Passiontide. No. 495 in the 1889 Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern is part of a hymn in the Gospeller, 1870.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Texts by Thomas Benson Pollock (55)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Be thou with us every dayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English5
Blessed Jesu, far awayT. B. Pollock (Author)1
By the gracious saving callThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
Come to raise us when we fallThomas Benson Pollock (Author)3
Comforter, to whom we oweT. B. Pollock (Author)2
Cradled in a manger, In a stable bareT. B. Pollack (Author)1
Everlasting, infinite, wisdom, glory, love and mightThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Faithful Shepherd, feed meThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English38
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.Thomas B. Pollock (Author)English6
Father, hear Thy children's callThomas B. Pollock (Author)English87
Father, whose creating handThomas B. Pollock (Author)English2
God of Love, to Thee we oweT. B. Pollock (Author)2
God, on heaven's eternal throneT. B. Pollock (Author)1
God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit Three in One, Hear us from Thy heavenly ThroneT. B. Pollock (Author)10
God the Father, God the Son (Pollock)Rev. T. B. Pollock (Author)18
God the Father, throned on highT. B. Pollock (Author)English8
God, whose sheltering arms are thrownT. B. Pollock (Author)2
Grant us faith to know thee nearThomas B. Pollock (Author)2
Great Creator, Lord of allRev. Thomas B. Pollock (Author)English10
Heavenly Father, from Thy throneThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
Heavenly Father, Lord of all, Low before Thy throne we fallT. B. Pollock (Author)3
Holy Savior, hear me, on thy name I callThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, Dew descending from aboveRev. Thomas B. Pollock (Author)English6
Jesus all our ransom paidThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
Jesus all Thy labor vastS. B. Pollock (Author)English6
Jesus be with us todayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Jesus from thy heavenly homeThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Jesus [Father], from thy throne on high, Far above the bright blue skyThomas B. Pollock (Author)English102
Jesus, in Thy dying woesThomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)English65
Jesus, in Thy thirst and painThomas B. Pollock (Author)English5
Jesus, loving to the endThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English7
Jesus, once an infant smallThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
Jesus, pitying the sighsT. B. Pollock (Author)English4
Jesus, Son of God most highRev. Thomas B. Pollock (Author)English15
Jesus, thy great power we knowRev. Thomas B. Pollock (Author)2
Jesus, we are far awayThomas B. Pollock (Author)English14
Jesus, whelmed in fears unknownThomas B. Pollock (Author)English7
Jesus, with Thy Church abideThomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)English91
Little lives may be divineT. B. Pollock (Author)2
May Thy Church our shelter beThomas B. Pollock (Author)English2
May we prize the Christian nameT. B. Pollock (Author)3
My Lord, My Master, At Thy Feet AdoringThomas B. Pollock (Translator)English25
Oh Jesús, que en to dolorThomas Benson Pollock (Author)Spanish2
"Padre, perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen."Thomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)Spanish3
求主住在教會中 (Qiú zhǔ zhù zài jiàohuì zhōng)Thomas Benson Pollock (Author)Chinese2
Spirit blest, who art adoredThomas B. Pollock (Author)English22
Spirit of the Only WiseThomas B. Pollock (Author)English3
Spirit, strength of all the weakThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English19
Teach us what thy love has borneT. B. Pollock (Author)English9
The Father's sole begotten SonThomas B. Pollock (Translator (from Latin))English2
We are dying day by dayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)5
We are soldiers of Christ, who is mighty to saveThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English15
We have not known thee as we oughtThomas B. Pollock (Author)English45
Weep not for Him who onward bearsThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English6
Who the multitudes can number Thomas B. Pollock (Translator (from Latin))5
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