G. W. Briggs

Short Name: G. W. Briggs
Full Name: Briggs, G. W. (George Wallace), 1875-1959
Birth Year: 1875
Death Year: 1959

George Wallace Briggs is a Canon of Worcester Cathedral and one of the most distinguished British hymn writers and hymnologists of today. Six of his hymns appear in the Episcopal Hymnal of 1940 (American). Another hymn on the Bible entitled "Word of the living God" was written for the 25th Anniversary of the British Bible Reading Fellowship and was sung in Westminster Abbey on June 5, 1947. It has been widely used since that time. Canon Briggs is a leading member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also the composer of several hymn times, six of which have appeared in British hymnals. In addition to his work as a clergy man of the Church of England and an hymnologist, he has interest himself actively in the field of religious education, being largely responsible for two books with wide circulation in Britain, "Prayers and Hymns for used in Schools" and "The Daily Service." These books have had great influence on the worship practices of British schools, public and private. It is of historic interest that he is the author of one of the prayers used at the time of the famous meeting of Churchill and Roosevelt on H.M.S. Prince of Wales in 1941 when the Atlantic Charter was framed.

--Ten New Hymns on the Bible, 1952. Used by permission.


Texts by G. W. Briggs (22)sort descendingAsInstances
All things beautiful and fairUnknown (Author)1
Christ is the world's true lightGeorge W. Briggs (Author)34
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guestGeorge W. Briggs (Author)36
Dear Father, help me to forgiveGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
For the brave of every raceGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)5
God hath spoken by his prophetsGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)36
God my Father, loving meGeorge Wallace Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)14
God, you have given us power to soundG. W. Briggs (Author)7
I love God's tiny creaturesGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)5
Jesus Christ Wanikiya, De aŋpetu niṭaGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)1
Jesus, whose all-redeeming loveG. W. Briggs (Author)2
Lord, in the hollow of thy handGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)3
Lord of all majesty and mightGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)5
Lord, who thyself hast biddenGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
Now is eternal lifeG. W. Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)11
O God, by whom all thingsGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
O God, in whom we live and move, In whom we drawG. W. Briggs (Author)5
Our Father, by whose servantsGeorge Wallace Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)13
Son of the Lord most highG. W. Briggs (Author)4
The Spirit of the Lord revealedGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)8
Unheard the dews around us fallGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
We meet, as in that upper room they metGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2

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