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Samuel Willoughby Duffield

Samuel Willoughby Duffield
Short Name: Samuel Willoughby Duffield
Full Name: Duffield, Samuel Willoughby, 1843-1887
Birth Year: 1843
Death Year: 1887

Duffield, Samuel Augustus Willoughby, son of G. Duffield, jun., was born at Brooklyn, Sept. 24, 1843, and graduated at Yale College, 1863. In 1866 he was licensed, and in 1867 ordained as a Presbyterian Minister, and is now [1886] Pastor of West¬minster Church, Bloomfield, New Jersey. He published in 1867 a translation of Bernard's Hora novissima (q.v.): Warp and Woof; a Book of Verse, 1868 (copyright, 1870); and The Burial of the Dead (in conjunction with his father), 1882. In the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, the following translations and an original hymn are by him:—
1. Holy Spirit, come and shine. A translation of "Veni Sancte Spiritus." 1883.
2. O Christ, the Eternal Light. A translation of "Christe lumen perpetuum." 1883.
3. O land, relieved from sorrow. On Heaven, written in 1875.
4. O what shall be, O when shall be. A translation of "O quanta qualia." 1883.
5. To Thee, O Christ, we ever pray. A translation of "Christe precamur annue." 1883.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Duffield, S. A. W. , p. 315, ii. He died May 12, 1887. His English Hymns, Their Authors and History, was published in 1886, and his Latin Hymn-Writers and their Hymns posthumously, edited by Dr. R. E. Thompson, in 1889. (See p. 1526, i.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Holy Spirit, come and shineSamuel Willoughby Duffield, 1843-87 (Translator)English5
Into his arms with tender loveS. W. Duffield (Translator)1
No flower will come to splendorSamuel W. Duffield (Author)English2
O Christ, the eternal lightSamuel W. Duffield (Author)English4
O what shall be o when shall beSamuel W. Duffield (Author)English5
O what their joy and their glory must beS. W. Duffield (Translator)English1
O ye who seek your Lord todayS. Willoughby Duffield (Translator)English1
O land relieved from sorrowSamuel Willoughby Duffield, 1843-878 (Author)English8
Single in essential placeSamuel W. Duffield (Author)2
The royal banners forward flyRev S. Willoughby Duffield (Translator)English1
Thou splendid Giver of the lightRev. S. W. Duffield (Translator)English1
To thee, O Christ, we ever prayS. W. Duffield (Translator)English6

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