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Thomas Benson Pollock

Thomas Benson Pollock
From the book "Father Pollock and His Brother." 1911
Short Name: Thomas Benson Pollock
Full Name: Pollock, Thomas Benson, 1836-1896
Birth Year: 1836
Death Year: 1896

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save" (Soldiers of Christ), and "We have not known Thee as we ought" (Seeking God), but they are by no means equal to his Litanies in beauty and finish.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Pollock, T. B. , 900, i. We note:—
1. God of mercy, loving all. Litany for Quinquagesima. In the Gospeller, 1872.
2. Great Creator, Lord of all. Holy Trinity. In the Gospeller, 1876.
3. Holy Saviour, hear me; on Thy Name I call. Litany of the Contrite. In the Gospeller, 1870. From it "Faithful Shepherd, feed me in the pastures green," is taken.
4. Jesu, in Thy dying woes, p. 678, ii. 36. Given in Thring's Collection, 1882, in 7 parts, was written for the Gos¬peller.
5. My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoring. Passiontide. Translation of "Est-ce vous quo je vois, 6 mon Maître adorable!" (text in Moorsom's Historical Comp. to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1889, p. 266), by Jacques Bridaine, b. 1701, d. 1767. Moorsom says he was born. at Chuselay, near Uzes, in Languedoc, and was a Priest in the French Church. The translation made in 1887 was included in the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern.
6. We are soldiers of Christ, p. 900, i. In the Gospeller, 1875.
7. Weep not for Him Who onward bears. Passiontide. No. 495 in the 1889 Suppl. Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern is part of a hymn in the Gospeller, 1870.

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

Texts by Thomas Benson Pollock (56)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Be thou with us every dayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English6
Blessed Jesu, far awayT. B. Pollock (Author)1
By the gracious saving callT. B. Pollock (Author)English9
Come to raise us when we fallThomas Benson Pollock (Author)3
Comforter, to whom we oweT. B. Pollock (Author)2
Cradled in a manger, In a stable bareT. B. Pollack (Author)English1
Everlasting, infinite, wisdom, glory, love and mightT. B. Pollock (Author)English2
Faithful Shepherd, feed meThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English38
Father, forgive them; for they know not what they doThomas B. Pollock (Author)English6
Father, hear Thy children's callT. B. Pollock (Author)English90
Father, whose creating handThomas B. Pollock (Author)English2
God of Love, to Thee we oweT. B. Pollock (Author)2
God, on heaven's eternal throneT. B. Pollock (Author)1
God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit, Three in One, Hear us from Thy heavenly ThroneRev. T. B. Pollock (Author)English10
God the Father, God the Son, God the Spirit, Three in One (Pollock)Thomas Benson Pollock (Author)English17
God the Father, throned on highThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English7
God, whose sheltering arms are thrownT. B. Pollock (Author)2
Grant us faith to know thee nearThomas B. Pollock (Author)2
Great Creator, Lord of allT. B. Pollock (Author)English10
Heavenly Father, from Thy throneThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
Heavenly Father, Lord of all, Low before Thy throne we fallT. B. Pollock (Author)3
Holy Savior, hear me, on thy name I callThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove, Dew descending from aboveT. B. Pollock (Author)English6
Jesus, with Thy Church abideT. B. Pollock (Author)English93
Jesus all our ransom paidThomas B. Pollock (Author)English10
Jesus all Thy labor vastS. B. Pollock (Author)English6
Jesus be with us todayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Jesus from thy heavenly homeThomas Benson Pollock (Author)2
Jesus [Father], from Thy throne on high, Far above the bright blue skyRev. Thomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)English102
Jesus, in Thy dying woesThomas B. Pollock (Author)English65
Jesus, in Thy thirst and painThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English5
Jesus, loving to the endThomas B. Pollock (Author)English7
Jesus, once an infant smallThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English10
Jesus, pitying the sighsThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English4
Jesus, Son of God most highThomas B. Pollock (Author)English16
Jesus, Thy great power we knowThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English2
Jesus, we are far awayThomas B. Pollock (Author)English14
Jesus, whelmed in fears unknownThomas B. Pollock (Author)English7
Little lives may be divineThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English2
May Thy Church our shelter beThomas B. Pollock (Author)English2
May we prize the Christian nameT. B. Pollock (Author)English3
My Lord, my Master, at Thy feet adoringThomas B. Pollock (Transaltor)English28
Nos hace falta el saberThomas Benson Pollock (Author)Spanish2
Oh Jesús, que en to dolorThomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)Spanish2
"Padre, perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen."Thomas Benson Pollock (Author)Spanish3
求主住在教會中 (Qiú zhǔ zhù zài jiàohuì zhōng)Thomas Benson Pollock (Author)Chinese2
Spirit blest, who art adoredThomas B. Pollock (Author)English24
Spirit of the Only WiseThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English4
Spirit, strength of all the weakThomas Benson Pollock, 1836-1896 (Author)English19
Teach us what thy love has borneThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English9
The Father's sole begotten SonThomas B. Pollock (Translator (from Latin))English3
We are dying day by dayThomas Benson Pollock (Author)5
We are soldiers of Christ, who is mighty to saveThomas Benson Pollock (1836-96) (Author)English16
We have not known Thee as we oughtThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English47
Weep not for Him who onward bearsThomas Benson Pollock (Author)English6
Who the multitudes can numberThomas Benson Pollock (Author)5
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