Greville Phillimore

Short Name: Greville Phillimore
Full Name: Phillimore, Greville, 1821-1884
Birth Year: 1821
Death Year: 1884

Phillimore, Greville, M.A., was born in 1821 and educated at Westminster, the Charterhouse, and Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1842). Taking Holy Orders in 1843, he became Vicar of Downe-Ampney, Cricklade, Gloucestershire, in 1851, Rector of Henley-on-Thames, 1867, and of Ewelme, 1883. He died Jan. 20, 1884. His Parochial Sermons were pu.lished in 1856. He was joint editor with H. W. Beadon and J. R. Woodford (afterwards Bishop of Ely) of The Parish Hymn Book, 1863 (195 hymns), and the enlarged edition, 1875 (274 hymns). The first edition of this collection was one of the first hymn-books which gave Dr. Neale's translations of Greek hymns for congregational use. To the 1863 edition Mr. Phillimore contributed the following hymns, several of which have been repeated in other collections:—
1. Christ, through grief and toil we come. Epiphany.
2. Darkly frowns the eastern sky. Good Friday Evening and Easter Eve.
3. Every morning they are new.
4. Lonely in her virgin home. Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
5. 0 fear not, little flock. Security of the Church in Christ.
6. 0 God, before the sun's bright beams. Morning.
7. 0 God, the weary path of life. Public Worship.
8. 0 Lord of health and life, what tongue can tell. Epiphany.
9. Peace be in the house of death. Evening, or Anticipation of Death.
10. Saul, why such furious hate, such blinded zeal? Conversion of St. Paul.
11. Thou art gone up on high, Why gaze they, &c. Ascension.

In addition some of Mr. Phillimore's translations from the Latin were given in the 1863 edition of the Parish Hymn Book; and other original hymns which are annotated under their respective first lines. His hymn forSaints Days, "O Lord of glory, King of saints," was included in the 1875 edition of that collection. Phillimore's Sermons and Hymns. were published in 1884.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Texts by Greville Phillimore (8)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Darkly frowns the evening skyG. Phillimore (Author)English2
Every morning mercies newG. Phillimore (Author)English127
Guide Thou, O God, the guardian handsG. Phillimore (Author)English2
O God, before Thy sun's bright beamsGreville Phillimore (Author)English13
O Lord of health and life, what tongue can tellGreville Phillimore (Author)English8
Summer ended, harvest overGreville Phillimore, 1821-1884 (Author)English7
The star of morn has risenGreville Phillimore, 1821084 (Translator)English6
We pray Thee, Jesus, who didst firstGreville Phillimore (Author)English7
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