W. G. Wills

Short Name: W. G. Wills
Full Name: Wills, W. G. (Whitefield Glanville), 1841-1891
Birth Year: 1841
Death Year: 1891

Wills, Whitefield Glanville, son of the late H. O. Wills, of Bristol, was b. at Bristol Oct. 28, 1841, and died at Ealing Oct. 2, 1891. In 1881 he printed a small collection of original Hymns for Occasional Use. Three of his hymns are in School Hymns, 1891:—
1. Father, Thy children come to-night. [Evening.] Written about 1876; 1881 as above, p. 24.
2. In our work and in our play, Jesus, ever with us stay. [Children of God.] Written in Sept. 1891 for School Hymns, 1891, No. 335.
3. We bring to Thee, dear Saviour. [Trust in Jesus.] Written about 1880; 1881 as above, p. 9.
The School Hymns, 1891, also contains a hymn by his wife, Lucy Helen née Hebblethwaite, which begins "Always with Thee I Ever near!" (Trust in God). [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

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

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