Benjamin Waugh

Benjamin Waugh
Short Name: Benjamin Waugh
Full Name: Waugh, Benjamin, 1839-1908
Birth Year: 1839
Death Year: 1908

Waugh, Benjamin, was born at Settle, in Yorkshire, Feb. 20, 1839, and educated for the Congregational Ministry at Airedale College, Bradford. He has held pastorates at Newbury, Berkshire, Greenwich, and New Southgate. He has been for several years editor of The Sunday Magazine, and a large contributor to its pages. He has published (1) The Goal Cradle, Who rocks it; (2) Sunday Evenings with my Children; (3) The Children's Sunday Hour; (4) The Child of the English Savage; (5) Imperial Legislation and Street Children. Mr. Waugh's hymns have appeared from time to time in The Sunday Magazine, and have not been separately published. Those which have come into common use include:—
1. Jesus, the Friend of friendless men. Jesus the Sinner's Friend. 1874.
2. 0 happy pair of Nazareth. The Child Jesus.
3. O let me see Thy beauty. Lord. The Beauty of the Lord. This is given in a revised form as “Now let us see Thy beauty, Lord," in Horder's Congregational Hymns, 1884.
Mr. Waugh's hymns are for children's use, and are exceedingly fresh and unconventional. Several others of merit might be selected from the Sunday Magazine with advantage to children's hymnody. [Rev. W. Garrett Horder]

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Waugh, B., p. 1241, ii. He has published a collection of 93 original Hymns for Children, 1892. Nos. 1, 3 of those noted here are in the Sunday School Hymnary, 1905; No. 2 is in Worship Song, 1905.
1. Heavenly Father, I would serve Thee. [Childlike Service.] Written 1890; 1892, as above, p. 64.
2. I'll come to Thee, 0 Jesus Christ, [Following
.] Written 1879; first published in the Sunday Magazine in 1882.
3. Where is Jesus, little children. [Jesus ever present.) Written 1890; 1892, p. 54; also in School Hymns, 1891, No. 422.
Mr. Waugh's work at p. 1241, ii., as The Good Cradle, &c, should be The Goal Cradle, &c. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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

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