John Ellerton (b. London, England, 1826; d. Torquay, Devonshire, England, 1893) Educated at King William's College on the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Cambridge, England, he was ordained in the Church of England in 1851. He served six parishes, spending the longest time in Crewe Green (1860-1872), a church of steelworkers and farmers. Ellerton wrote and translated about eighty hymns, many of which are still sung today. He helped to compile Church Hymns and wrote its handbook, Notes and Illustrations to Church Hymns (1882). Some of his other hymn texts were published in The London Mission Hymn Book (1884).
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Display Title: O Grant Us, God, a Little SpaceFirst Line: O grant us, God, a little spaceTune Title: WINCESTER OLDAuthor: John EllertonMeter: C.M.Date: 1995Subject: Arts and Music | ; God | Presence of; Prayer | ; Science and Technology | ; Work and Vocation |