William Birchley

Short Name: William Birchley
Full Name: Birchley, William, 1613-1669
Birth Year: 1613
Death Year: 1669

Pseudonym used by John Austin
Austin, John. (Walpole, Norfolk, England, 1613--1669, London). Roman Catholic. He studied at Cambridge University, but withdrew when he became a Catholic. His writings under the pseudonym William Birchley sought to explain the beliefs of Roman Catholicism and to plead for religious freedom for them. He compiled a harmony of the Gospels and, in 1668, a devotional manual containing hymns, some of which he may have written himself. An adaptation of this manual for use in the Church of England was published in 1686.

--Anastasia Van Burkalow, DNAH Archives

Texts by William Birchley (45)sort descendingAsInstances
And do we then believeWilliam Birchley (Author)1
And now, my soul, canst thou forgetWilliam Birchley (Author)1
Awake, my soul, awake and seeWilliam Birchley (Author)1
Awake my soul, chase from thine eyesJohn Austin (Author)2
Behold we come, dear Lord, to theeJohn Austin (Author)10
Blessed, O Lord, be thy wise graceJohn Austin (Author)2
Blest be thy love, dear LordJ. Austin (Author)45
Come, Holy Ghost, send down those beamsJohn Austin (Author)5
Come, Holy spirit, come and breathe freshJohn Austin (Author)2
Come, Holy Spirit, come and breathe Thy spicy odors on the faceJohn Austin (Author)2
Come, Holy Spirit, send down those beamsJohn Austin (Author)3
Come let's adore the gracious handJohn Austin (Author)2
Come let's adore the king of loveJohn Austin (Author)2
Come, mild and holy DoveJohn Austin (Author)2
Come, my thoughts, that fondly flyJohn Austin (Author)2
Dear Jesus, when will it beWilliam Birchley (Author)1
Do I resolve any ease lifeJohn Austin (Author)2
Fain would my thoughts fly up to theeJohn Austin (Author)3
Hail, glorious angels, heirs of lightWilliam Birchley (Author)1
Hail, glorious spirits, heirs of lightJohn Austin (Author)4
Hark, my soul, how every thingJohn Austin (Author)22
Jesu, behold the wise from farJohn Austin (Author)3
Jesus, who from thy Father's throneWilliam Birchley (Author)1
Let others take their courseJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord Jesu, when, when shall it beJohn Austin (Author)3
Lord, now the time returnsJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord, we again lift up our eyesJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord, what a pleasant life were thisJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord, who shall dwell above with theeJohn Austin (Author)2
My God, had I my breath from theeJohn Austin (Author)2
My God, to thee ourselves we oweJohn Austin (Author)2
My soul, what's all this world to theeJohn Austin (Author)2
Night forbear; alas, our praiseJohn Austin (Author)2
Now, my soul, the day is goneJohn Austin (Author)2
Open thine eyes, my soul, and seeJohn Austin (Author)2
Sweet Jesu, dwelling in my heartJohn Austin (Author)2
Sweet Jesu, why, why dost thou loveJohn Austin (Author)2
Sweet Jesus is the nameJohn Austin (Author)2
Tell me you bright stars that shineJohn Austin (Author)2
Tune now yourselves, my heart strings highJohn Austin (Author)2
Wake all my hopes, lift up your eyesJohn Austin (Author)2
Wake my soul, rise from this bedJohn Austin (Author)2
Wake, now, my soul, and humbly hearJohn Austin (Author)3
Why do we seek felicityJohn Austin (Author)2
With all the powers my poor heart hathJohn Austin (Adapter)2

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