|Short Name:||Joseph Tritton|
|Full Name:||Tritton, Joseph, 1819-1887|
Tritten, Joseph, ws born at Battersea, Surrey, Sept. 21, 1819, educated at Charterhouse and other schools, and was for upwards of 40 years a partner in the banking-house of Barclay, Bevan, Tritton & Co., Lombard Street. He was a member of the Baptist Denomination, and for many years Treasurer of the Baptist Foreign Missionary Society, and of a number of other important philanthropic and religious institutions. During the latter part of life his residence was Bloomfield, Norwood. He died May 1, 1887.
Mr. Tritton was for many years an occasional writer of hymns and poems. Two of the hymns sung at the opening of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, in 1861, were composed by him for that occasion, and afterwards incorporated by Mr. Spurgeon in Our Own Hymn Book, 1866. These are:—
1. Sing to the Lord with heart and voice. Opening of a Place of Worship.
2. Spirit of glory and of grace. Opening of a Place of Worship.
A third hymn in the same book,
3. Behold He comes! the glorious King (Second Advent), was composed in 1856. In the 1880 Supplement to the Baptist Psalms & Hymns are two hymns prepared for use at meetings of the Baptist Missionary Society in 1880. These are:—
4. Head of the Church and Lord of all. Missions.
5. Lord God of our salvation. Missions.
Other hymns of merit by Mr. Tritton have appeared from time to time in The Missionary Herald. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.]
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)