|Short Name:||Paul Wigmore|
|Full Name:||Wigmore, Paul, 1925-|
Born 1925, London. Schools in Harrow, Bushey Heath and Barnstaple (N Devon). Many occupations between the ages of 14 and 42: apprentice mechanical engineer, shop assistant, junior clerk, photo lab trainee, National Service RAF photographer in India, Burma and UK, Kodak medical radiographer and haematology lab technician, then technical author. Publications and PR manager with air/sea lifesaving equipment manufacturer. PRO for the Christian Medical College and Brown Memorial Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. Freelance writer, graphic designer and photographer in Cambridge. Advertising editor and art director with Kodak UK from 1967 to early retirement in 1985.
Wrote first verse at age ten in Port Isaac, Cornwall, getting as far as:
Clouds race like tattered rags
across Port Isaac Bay,
... and then stopping. During brief acquaintance with Penelope and John Betjeman from August 1982 until John's death in July, 1984, encouraged by the poet to keep writing verse. Two collections of light verse published in 1988 and 1990. First attempt at a hymn text written ('ÄòMay we, O Holy Spirit, bear your fruit'Äô) at the request of Jubilate Hymns Limited in compilation of Hymns for Today's Church.
Something approaching 100 hymn texts now published, plus a couple of cantatas and one opera.
The Jubilate Group
|Texts by Paul Wigmore (10)||As||Instances|
|Dark is the night, and friends lie sleeping still||Paul Wigmore (b. 1925) (Author)||2|
|I found him cradled in a lamp-lit barn||Paul Wigmore, 1925- (Author)||1|
|I'll praise the Lord for ever and ever||Paul Wigmore (b. 1925) (Author)||2|
|Lord, bless and keep this little child||Paul Wigmore (Author)||2|
|May we, O Holy Spirit, bear your fruit||Paul Wigmore (born 1925) (Author)||2|
|New light has dawned, the Son of Gd is here||Paul Wigmore (Author)||3|
|O Lord, my God you know all my ways||Paul Wigmore, b. 1925 (Author)||4|
|Praise God for harvest-time||Paul Wigmore (Author)||2|
|There's a man riding in on a donkey||Paul Wigmore (Author)||2|
|We come to this your table, Lord||Paul Wigmore, b. 1925 (Author)||3|