Watson, George, son of F. Watson, born at Birmingham, 1816, and until the year 1866 was in business in London as a printer. From his office and with his co-operation originated the well-known publications, theBand of Hope Review, in 1851; and The British Workman, 1855, which were the pioneers of cheap illustrated publications. Mr. Watson's hymn-writing has been limited. Two (see below) appeared in Paxton Hood's Our Hymn Book, 1868; the rest have been issued as fly-leaves, or are still in manuscript. Those in common use are:—
1. 0 the deep mystery of that love. The Love of Jesus. First published in P. Hood's Our Hymn Book, 1868, No. 736, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines.
2. With the sweet word of peace. Parting. Written in 1867 to be… Go to person page >