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 (44)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
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 eyesWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Behold we come, dear Lord, to theeJohn Austin, d. 1669 (Author)10
Blessed, O Lord, be thy wise graceWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Blest be thy love, dear LordJ. Austin (Author)46
Come, Holy Ghost, send down those beamsWilliam Birchley (Author)5
Come, Holy spirit, come and breathe freshJohn Austin (Author)2
Come, Holy Spirit, come and breathe Thy spicy odors on the faceWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Come, Holy Spirit, send down those beamsWilliam Birchley (Author)3
Come let's adore the gracious handWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Come let's adore the king of loveWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Come, mild and holy DoveWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Come, my thoughts, that fondly flyWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Do I resolve any ease lifeWilliam Birchley (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)21
Jesu, behold the wise from farWilliam Birchley (Author)3
Jesus, who from thy Father's throneWilliam Birchley (Author)English1
Let others take their courseJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord Jesu, when, when shall it beWilliam Birchley (Author)English3
Lord, now the time returnsWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Lord, we again lift up our eyesJohn Austin (Author)2
Lord, what a pleasant life were thisWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Lord, who shall dwell above with theeWilliam Birchley (Author)2
My God, had I my breath from theeWilliam Birchley (Author)2
My God, to thee ourselves we oweJohn Austin (Author)2
My soul, what's all this world to theeWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Night forbear; alas, our praiseWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Now, my soul, the day is goneWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Open thine eyes, my soul, and seeJohn Austin (Author)2
Sweet Jesu, dwelling in my heartWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Sweet Jesu, why, why dost thou loveWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Sweet Jesus is the nameWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Tell me you bright stars that shineJohn Austin (Author)2
Tune now yourselves, my heart strings highWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Wake all my hopes, lift up your eyesWilliam Birchley (Author)2
Wake my soul, rise from this bedWilliam Birchley (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)English2

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