Athelstan Riley

Short Name: Athelstan Riley
Full Name: Riley, Athelstan, 1858-1945
Birth Year: 1858
Death Year: 1945

Riley, John Athelstan Laurie, M.A., s. of John Riley, Mytholmroyd, Yorks, was born in London, Aug. 10, 1858, and educated at Eton and at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1881, M.A. 1883). He has been since 1892 a member of the House of Laymen of the Province of Canterbury. He was one of the compilers of The English Hymnal, 1906, and contributed to it seven translations from the Latin (34, 185, 193, 195, 213, 242, 321, with No. 97 previously published), and one from the Greek, beginning, "What sweet of life endureth," from Iiola rod fiiov, p. 899, i., and the following originals:—
1. Come, let us join the Church above. Martyrs.
2. Saints of God! Lo, Jesu’s people. St. Bartholomew. The initials of the lines form the acrostic Saint Bartholomew; it is really a general hymn for Apostles.
3. Ye watchers and ye holy ones. Universal Praise to God. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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

Wikipedia Biography

John Athelstan Laurie Riley (10 August 1858—17 Nov 1945) was an English hymn writer and hymn translator. Riley was born in Paddington, London, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford where obtained his BA 1881 and MA 1883. Active in the Anglo-Catholic wing of the Church of England, he energised the development of the English Hymnal and was chairman of its editorial board. His best known hymn is Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones. He also created an English adaption of the eucharistic hymn O Esca Viatorum.

Texts by Athelstan Riley (14)sort descendingAsInstances
All, hail ye little martyr flowersAthelstan Riley (Translator)3
Another year completedJ. Athelstan Riley (Translator (from Latin))3
Christ the fair glory of the holy angels, Maker of all things, ruler of all nationsAthelstan Riley (Author)5
Jesus the Glory of the Holy AngelsJ. Athelstan Riley (Translator (from Latin))2
Dost thou truly seek renownJ. Athelstan Riley (Translator (from Latin))3
Hail, O star that pointestJ. Athelstan Riley (Translator (from Latin))5
O Bread of Life from heavenAthelstan Riley, 1858-1945 (Translator (St. 3))1
O Food of men wayfaringJ. Athelstan L. Riley (Translator)4
O food to pilgrims given, O bread of life from heavenJohn Athelstan Laurie Riley (Translator)7
Saints of God lo Jesus peopleAthelstan Riley (Author)4
The praises of that saint we singAthelstan Riley (Author)4
What sweet of life endureth J. Athelstan Riley (Translator (from Greek))3
Ye watchers and ye holy onesJohn Athelstan Laurie Riley, 1858-1945 (Author)90
Zion, praise thy Savior, singingJohn Athelstan Laurie Riley (Translator)1

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