||Whiting, William, 1825-1878|
William Whiting was born in Kensington, November 1, 1825, and was educated at Clapham and Winchester Colleges. He was later master of Winchester College Choristers' School, where he wrote Rural Thoughts and Other Poems, 1851. He died at Winchester.
--The Hymnal 1940 Companion
Whiting, William, was born in Kensington, London, Nov. 1, 1825, and educated at Clapham. He was for several years Master of the Winchester College Choristers' School. His Rural Thoughts and other poems were published in 1851; but contained no hymns. His reputation as a hymnwriter is almost exclusively confined to his “Eternal Father, strong to save". Other hymns by him were contributed to the following collections:—
i. To the 1869 Appendix to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Psalms & Hymns
1. O Lord the heaven Thy power displays. Evening.
2. Onward through life Thy children stray. Changing Scenes of Life.
ii. To an Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern issued by the Clergy of St. Philip's, Clerkenwell, 1868.
3. Jesus, Lord, our childhood's Pattern. Jesus the Example to the Young.
4. Lord God Almighty, Everlasting Father. Holy Trinity.
5. Now the harvest toil is over. Harvest.
6. 0 Father of abounding grace. Consecration of a Church.
7. We thank Thee, Lord, for all. All Saints Day.
iii. To The Hymnary, 1872.
8. Amen, the deed in faith is done. Holy Baptism.
9. Jesus Christ our Saviour. For the Young.
10. Now the billows, strong and dark. For Use at Sea.
11. 0 Father, Who the traveller's way. For Travellers by Land.
12. When Jesus Christ was crucified. Holy Baptism.
Mr. Whiting's hymns, with the exception of his “Eternal Father," &c, have not a wide acceptance. He died in 1878.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)