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William Bruce

1812 - 1882 Meter: Author of "Holy Father, Thou Hast Given" in The Cyber Hymnal 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)

Milo Mahan

1819 - 1870 Person Name: Milo Mahan, 1819-1870 Meter: Translator (from German) of "Welcome God's And Mary's Son" in The Cyber Hymnal Born: May 24, 1819, Suffolk, Virginia. Died: September 3, 1870. Mahan, an Episcopal priest, was the St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the General Theological Seminary, New York. His works include: A Church History of the First Three Centuries (New York: Daniel Dana, Jr., 1860)

Martin P. Setchell

Person Name: Martin Setchell Meter: Composer of "DIURNUS NOCTU" in Christian Worship

T. Ernest Holling

1867 - 1953 Person Name: T. E. Holling, 1867- Meter: Composer of "HOLLING" Holling, Theophilus Ernest. (Deepcar, England, February 24, 1867--July 7, 1953, Victoria, British Columbia). Methodist/United Church. University of Manitoba, B.A., 1899 (ordination in 1894). Pastorates at Pilot Mound, Man., 1894-1896; Wolseley, Northwest Territory, 1896-1899; Manitou, Man., 1899-1902; Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1902-1905; Winnipeg, Man., 1905-1908; Victoria, British Columbia, 1908-1912; Brantford, Ontario, 1912-1915; Westmount, Quebec, 1915-1920; Ottawa, 1920-1925; Linsday, Ont., 1925-1933; New Liskeard, Ont. 1937-1939. Much of his writing, both prose and verse, appeared in the daily newspapers of cities where he ministered. See: Holling, Stanley Arnold. The Awakening, 1972. (Private publication, held by United Church Archives, Toronto). --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives

Cedric Bucknall

1849 - 1921 Meter: Composer of "GLORIA (Bucknall)" in The Cyber Hymnal Born: May 2, 1849, Wid­combe, Bath, Eng­land. Died: De­cem­ber 12, 1921, Som­er­set, Eng­land. Buried: Cran­ford Cem­e­te­ry, West­bu­ry on Trym, Bris­tol, Glou­ces­ter­shire, Eng­land. Bucknall was a pu­pil of Will­iam Monk, and be­came his as­sist­ant in 1868. He served as or­gan­ist of South­well Min­ster (1872) and All Saints, Clif­ton (1876). He re­ceived his MusB de­gree from Ox­ford in 1878. Sources: Frost, p. 666 Wikipedia, accessed 15 Nov 2016 © The Cyber Hymnal™. Used by permission. (

George Booth

Meter: Composer of "ST. MARGARET (Booth)" in The Cyber Hymnal Little is known of Booth, ex­cept that he held the ti­tle "Dr." (pre­sum­a­bly an aca­dem­ic de­gree). His works in­clude: The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­or (Lon­don: The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889) The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Hym­nal Sup­ple­ment with Tunes, ed­it­or (Lon­don: The Prim­i­tive Meth­od­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1912)

Olaus Martini

1556 - 1609 Person Name: Padre Martini Meter: Composer of "" in Hymnal

Helen Diana Clyde

Meter: Author of "Go Ye into All the World" in Fifteen New Bible Hymns Clyde, Helen Diana. A New Zealander, born in Dunedin, long a resident of Wellington. In 1907, she was appointed to the Wellington Education Department Head Office where she served until her retirement in 1945. Member of St. John's Presbyterian Church in Wellington. --The Hymn Society, DNAH Archives

Peter Vogel

Meter: Author of "It Is I" in The Cyber Hymnal

William Haynes

1829 - 1902 Meter: Composer of "GUILDFORD (Haynes)"


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