H. D. Rawnsley

H. D. Rawnsley
Short Name: H. D. Rawnsley
Full Name: Rawnsley, H. D. (Hardwicke Drummond), 1851-1920
Birth Year: 1851
Death Year: 1920

Rawnsley, Hardwicke Drummond, M.A., son of the Rev. R. D. B. Rawnsley, M.A., sometime Prebendary of Lincoln, was born at Shiplake-on-Thames, Sept. 28,1850, and educated at Ball. Coll., Oxford, B.A. 1875, M.A. 1883; D. 1875, P. 1877; Curate of St. Barnabas, Bristol, 1875-77; Vicar of Low Wray, Lancashire, 1878-83, and Vicar of Crosthwaite since 1883. He became Rural Dean of Keswick 1883, Hon. Canon of Carlisle 1893, and Proctor in Convocation 1905. His publications include: Notes for the Nile, 1892; Literary Associations of the English Lakes, 1894; Memoir of Harvey Goodwin, Bishop of Carlisle, 1896; Sermons on the Logia, 1897, and various books of Poems and Sonnets. The best-known of his hymns are:—
1. Hark! I hear the trumpet sounding. [Mission Hymn for Children.] In the Ch. Missionary Hymn Book, 1899.
2. Lord God, our praise we give. [In Praise of Nature]. Contributed to the 1904 ed. of Hymns Ancient & Modern.
3. Now trumpets cease your sound. [Peace.] In Hymns of the Kingdom . . . for the use of the Christian Democracy. Norwich, 1903.
4. Saviour, Who didst healing give. [St. Luke.] Written at Crosthwaite Vicarage, Dec. 1, 1905, and included in The English Hymnal 1906.
5. Lord Jesu, Who at Lazarus' tomb. [Memorial of the Dead.] Written at Crosthwaite Vicarage, Dec. 2, 1905, for The English Hymnal, 1906.
6. Lord, Who gavest streams and fountains. [For a Dual School.] Written in 1898 at Keswick for the Holiday Association of the Home Readers' Union, and included in the Keswick School Hymn Book.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (29 September 1851 – 28 May 1920), was a Church of England clergyman, poet, hymn writer, local politician, and conservationist. He was also one of the founders of the National Trust. Living in the English Lake District for more than thirty years, he worked for the protection of the countryside and secured the support of people of influence for his campaigns.

Texts by H. D. Rawnsley (5)sort descendingAsInstances
Lord God of hosts, whose purpose sureH. D. Rawnsley (Author)1
Lord Jesu, who at Lazarus' tombHardwicke D. Rawnsley (Author)2
Father, whose will is life and goodHardwicke D. Rawnsley (Author)24
O God, whose will is life and peaceHardwicke D. Rawnsley, 1851-1920 (Author)1
Savior, who didst healing giveHardwicke D. Rawnsley (Author)2

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