|Short Name:||Robert Carr Brackenbury|
|Full Name:||Brackenbury, Robert Carr, 1752-1818|
Brackenbury, Robert Carr, of an old Lincolnshire family, was born at Panton House, in that county, in 1752. He entered into residence at St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, but joining the Wesleys, he left without taking a degree, and became a minister of the Methodist denomination. In that capacity he visited Guernsey, Jersey and Holland. He retired from active work in 1789, and died at his residence, Raithby Hall, near Spilsby, Aug. 11, 1818.
His works include:—(1) Sacred Poems, in 3 parts, Lond., 1797; (2) Select Hymns, in 2 parts, Lond., 1795; (3) Sacred Poetry; or Hymns on the Principal Histories of the Old and New Testaments and on all the Parables, Lond., 1800, and some prose publications. He also edited and altered William Cruden's Divine Hymns, n.d. The hymn, "Come, children, 'tis Jesus' command," was given in J. Benson's Hymns for Children, 1806. It does not appear in any of Brackenbury's works. Mrs. Smith, daughter of Dr. Adam Clarke, has included several incidents in his life in her Raithby Hall.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Texts by Robert Carr Brackenbury (10)||As||Instances|
|Bestow, O Lord, upon our youth||Brackenbury (Author)||1|
|Bestow, great God, upon our youth||R. C. Brackenbury (Author)||2|
|Come children, 'tis Jesus commands||R. C. Brackenbury (Author)||8|
|Come, Holy Spirit, raise our songs||Robert Brackenbury (Author (v. 1-3))||1|
|My glorious Lord to heaven is gone||Brackenbury (Author)||3|
|My soul, know thou the Lord||Robert C. Brackenbury (Author)||3|
|My son, know thou the Lord||Robert C. Brackenbury (Author)||66|
|Though children in stature and years||Brackenbury (Author)||5|
|Tidings of grace now reach our ears||R. C. Brackenbury (Author)||3|
|Ye hearts with youthful vigor warm||Brackenbury (Author)||1|