Thomas Rawson Taylor

Thomas Rawson Taylor
Short Name: Thomas Rawson Taylor
Full Name: Taylor, Thomas Rawson, 1807-1835
Birth Year: 1807
Death Year: 1835

Taylor, Thomas Rawson, son of the Rev. Thomas Taylor, some time Congregational Minister at Bradford, Yorkshire, was born at Ossett, near Wakefield, May 9, 1807, and educated at the Free School, Bradford, and the Leaf Square Academy, Manchester. From the age of 15 to 18 he was engaged, first in a merchant's, and then in a printer's office. Influenced by strong religious desires, he entered the Airedale Independent College at 18, to prepare for the Congregational ministry. His first and only charge was Howard Street Chapel, Sheffield. This he retained about six months, entering upon the charge in July 1830, and leaving it in the January following. For a short time he acted as classical tutor at Airedale College, but the failure of health which compelled him to leave Sheffield also necessitated his resigning his tutorship. He died March 7, 1835. A volume of his Memoirs and Select Remains, by W. S. Matthews, in which were several poems and a few hymns, was published in 1836. His best known hymn is "I'm but a stranger here". The rest in common use all from his Memoirs, 1836, are:—
1. Earth, with her ten thousand flowers. The love of God.
2. Saviour and Lord of all. Hymn to the Saviour. Altered as "Jesu, Immanuel" in the LeedsHymn Book, 1853.
3. There was a tims when children sang. Sunday School Anniversary.
4. Yes, it is good to worship Thee. Divine Worship. From this "'Tis sweet, 0 God, to sing Thy praise," beginning with st. ii.
5. Yes, there are little ones in heaven. Sunday School Anniversary.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Thomas Rawson Taylor (14)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
أنا لست إلا غريبا هناThomas R. Taylor (Author)Arabic1
ليست لنا الوطنThomas R. Taylor (Author)Arabic1
Children's voices high in heavenThomas R. Taylor (Author)English6
Earth, with her ten thousand flowersT. R. Taylor (Author)English30
He malihini auThomas Rawson Taylor, 1807-1835 (Author)Hawaiian3
Ich bin nur Pilger hier, Mein Heim ist dortThomas Rawson Taylor (Author)German2
I'm but a stranger hereThomas R. Taylor (Author)English487
Jesus Immanuel, thou shalt our leader beThomas R. Taylor (Author)3
Мой в небе край родной мой в небе дом! (Moy v nebe kray rodnoy moy v nebe dom!).Thomas Rawson Taylor (Author)Russian2
Savior and Lord of all, Turn every heart to TheeThomas R. Taylor (Author)English6
Soy peregrino yo, Al Cielo voyThomas Rawson Taylor (Author)2
There was a time when children sangThomas R. Taylor (Author)12
我在異鄉作客 (Wǒ zài yìxiāng zuòkè)Thomas Rawson Taylor (Author)Chinese2
Yes, there are little ones in heavenThomas R. Taylor (Author)7
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