Greg, Samuel, was born in Manchester, Sept. 6, 1804, and educated by Dr. Lant Carpenter, at Bristol, and at the Edinburgh University. He subsequently became a millowner at Bollington, near Macclesfield. He died, May 14, 1877. The addresses given by him at services which he conducted for his workmen at Bollington were published posthumously as A Layman's Legacy, 1877, with a prefatory note by Dean Stanley. He was also author of Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, 2nd ed. 1869. Some of his short poems were appended to his Layman's Legacy. He is known to hymnody as the author of:—
1. My soul in death was sleeping. New Life in Christ. Appeared in his Scenes from the Life of Jesus, 1854, and included in the Baptist Hymnal, 1879, No. 40… Go to person page >
Around my path life's mysteries. This, in Horder's Worship Song, 1905, and other collections, is an abbreviated form of S. Greg's "Slowly, slowly darkening," p. 466, ii.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)