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Frederick Whitfield

Frederick Whitfield
Short Name: Frederick Whitfield
Full Name: Whitfield, Frederick, 1829-1904
Birth Year: 1829
Death Year: 1904

Whitfield, Frederick, B.A., son of H. Whitfield, was born at Threapwood, Shropshire, Jan. 7, 1829, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he took his B.A. in 1859. On taking Holy Orders, he was successively curate of Otley, vicar of Kirby-Ravensworth, senior curate of Greenwich, and Vicar of Stanza John's, Bexley. In 1875 he was preferred to St. Mary's, Hastings. Mr. Whitfield's works in prose and verse number upwards of thirty, including Spiritual unfolding from the Word of Life; Voices from the Valley Testifying of Jesus; The Word Unveiled; Gleanings from Scripture, &c. Several of his hymns appeared in his Sacred Poems and Prose, 1861, 2nd Series, 1864; The Casket, and Quiet Hours in the Sanctuary. The hymn by which he is most widely known is I need Thee, precious Jesu.” Other hymns by him in common use include:~
1. I have a Great High Priest above. Christ the High Priest.
2. I saw the Cross of Jesus. The Cross.
3. In spirit, Lord, we meet Thee now. Missions. This was written at the request of the Committee of the Irish Church Missions for one of their annual meetings in London.
4. Jesus, Thou Name of magic power. The Name of Jesus. Sometimes given as "Jesus, Thou Name of power divine."
5. The sprinkled blood is speaking. The Blood of Christ.
6. There is a day I long to see. Heaven Anticipated.
7. There is a Name I love to hear. The Name of Jesus. Published in 1855 in hymnsheets and leaflets in various languages. From this the hymn “Jesus, the Name I love so well" is taken.
8. There's naught on earth to rest upon. God Unchangeable.
9. When dead in sin and far from God. Redemption.
All these hymns, with the exception of No. 3, are in his Sacred Poems and Prose, 1861, and several of them have been printed as leaflets, and set to special music. The Sacred Poems, &c, contains 26 hymns, some of which are of considerable merit.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Texts by Frederick Whitfield (22)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Alas, and did my Savior bleedFrederick Whitefield, 1829-1904 (Author (refrain))English1
Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)Frederick Whitfield (Author)English1
إني لفي احتياجFrederick Whitfield (Author)Arabic1
Be firm, be bold, be strong, be trueFrederick Whitfield (Author)English11
By grace we have been saved through faithFrederick Whitfield (Author (refrain))3
Del culto el tiempo llega, Comienza la oraciónFrederick Whitfield (Author)Spanish1
എൻ കാ-തി നി-മ്പമാം പേ-രുണ്ട് (En kā-ti ni-mpamāṁ pē-ruṇṭ)Frederick Whitfield (Author)Malayalam2
En Cristo quien por mí muríoFrederick Whitfield (Author)Spanish2
Es Cristo quien por mí murió, Mis culpas él borróFrederick Whitfield (Author)Spanish4
I need Thee, precious Jesus, For I am full of sinF. Whitfield (Author)English254
I need Thee, precious Jesus, For I am very poorFrederick Whitfield (Author)English4
I saw the cross of JesusFrederick Whitfield (Author)English42
Jesús, te necesito, Pues soy tan pobre y vilFrederick Whitfield (1829-1904) (Author)Spanish2
Jesús, te necesito, Pues yo soy tan pecadorFrederick Whitfield (Author)Spanish3
Jesus, the name I love so wellFrederick Whitfield (Author)English4
Su nombre hermoso yo anheloFrederick Whitfield (Author)Spanish2
The sprinkled blood is speakingFrederick Whitfield (Author)English4
There is a name I love to hear, I love to sing its worthFrederick Whitfield, 1829-1904 (Author)English430
There's naught on earth to rest uponF. Whitfield (Author)English3
Yesu ni jina nipendalo Frederick Whitfield (Author)Swahili1
有一尊名我最愛聽 (Yǒu yīzūn míng wǒ zuì'ài tīng)Frederick Whitfield (Author)Chinese2
يسوع قد أحببتناFrederick Whitfield (Author)Arabic1
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