Gilbert Rorison

Short Name: Gilbert Rorison
Full Name: Rorison, Gilbert, 1821-1861
Birth Year: 1821
Death Year: 1861

Rorison, Gilbert, LL.D., son of John Rorison, a merchant of Glasgow, was born in Renfield Street, Glasgow, Feb. 7, 1821. He was educated at Glasgow University, and at that time he was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Subsequently he joined the Scottish Episcopal Church, and, after studying for the ministry at Edinburgh under Bishops Terrot and Russell, was ordained by the latter in 1843. He was for some time curate of St. James's, Leith, and of the Episcopal Church, Helensburgh, and then Incumbent of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Peterhead. He died at Bridge of Allan, Oct. 11, 1869. In 1851 he edited Hymns and Anthems adjusted to the Church Services throughout the Christian Year, London, Hope & Co. (Revised, 1860; Appx. 1869.) This contains several of his translations from the Latin. He is widely known through his "Three in One, and One in Three " (q. v.).

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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