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William Cleaver Wilkinson

1833 - 1920 Author of "O thou, with whom a thousand years and a swift day are one" Wilkinson, William Cleaver, D.D. An American minister, b. at Westfield, Vt., Oct. 19, 1833, educated at Rochester University, and ordained in 1859. He has been pastor at New Haven and Cincinnati, and since 1892 professor at the University of Chicago, having previously held a similar professorship in Rochester University and Rochester Theological Seminary. He has been extensively engaged in literary work, and has published, together with other productions, Poems, 1883. Of his hymns, the following are in common use:— 1. O Thou with Whom a thousand years, And a swift day are one. [For an Anniversary.] Written in 1882, and published in his Poems, 1883. 2. The stately angels of the Lord. [Ministry of Angels.] Written in 1897, for Sursum Corda, and included therein, 1898. 3. What angels brought Messiah cheer. [Ministry of Angels.] Also written in 1897 for Sursum Corda, and published therein, 1898. 4. What we have builded, Lord, be Thine. [Dedication of a Building.] Written in 1879, and included in his Poems, 1883. 5. When Jesus in the wilderness. [Ministry of Angels.] Written in 1897 for Sursum Corda, and published therein, 1898. In the preface to Sursum Corda we are informed that the editors are indebted to Dr. Wilkinson "for writing by request some admirable hymns on the neglected topic of Angels." These are Nos. 2,3, and 5 above. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)


Author of "Birth of a Child"

Benjamin Wilks

Author of "There's No One Like Jesus"

M. Wilks

Author of "Blest be the Savior's sacred name"

Matthew Wilks

Author of "Hallelujah, victory, victory"


Author of "Dear mother, I'll be there"

Christian Friedrich Will

1660 - 1716 Person Name: Christian Friedrich Will, 1660-1716 Composer of "[Gott will's machen, daß die Sachen]" in Glaubenslieder

Will L. Thompson & Co.

Person Name: W. L. Thompson & Co. Publisher of "" in Enduring Hymns East Liverpool, Ohio

Healey Willan

1880 - 1968 Person Name: Healey Willan Composer of "WILLAN KYRIE" in Renew! Songs and Hymns for Blended Worship Healey Willan (b. Balham, London, England, October 12, 1880; d. Toronto, Ontario, February 16, 1968), theory teacher, composer and organist, was born into an Anglo-Catholic family in England and served several churches in the London area, becoming known especially for his adaptations of Gregorian chant to be able to be sung in English translation. In 1913 he moved to Canada where he led the theory department and was organist at the Toronto Conservatory of Music. He also was organist at St. Paul’s, Canada’s largest Anglican church, and after 1921 at the smaller Church of St. Mary Magdalene. By invitation, he composed an anthem for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, a singular honor for one not residing in England. Emily Brink

John Willan

Author of "Jesus, Take Me In"


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