Christie, Albany James, M.A., was b. in London Dec. 18, 1817, entered Oriel Coll., Oxford, 1835 (B.A. 1839, M.A. 1842), and was Fellow of Oriel from 1840 until he was received into the Church of Rome in 1845. In 1847 he became a member of the Society of Jesus, in 1856 was appointed Superior of the Jesuit Seminary at Stonyhurst, Lanca., in 1858 went on mission work, and in 1862 came to Farm Street Church, London. He died in London May 2, 1891, (De Backer, 1891, ii. App. p. xi.). In the Appendix to his The First Christmas, 1876, are a number of hymns, three of which have passed into use, viz.:—
1. Brethren, see in Mary's birth. Nativity of B. V. M.
2. One Virgin sought, another. St. Lucy.
3. To Jesus' Heart, all burning. The Sa… Go to person page >
Dem Herzen Jesu sing. Aloys Schlör. [Sacred Heart of Jesus.] This is found in Conrad Stösklin's Kathol. Gesang-und Gebet-Buch fur das Volk, Einsiedeln, 1856, No. 87, in 4 sts.; the St. Gall Gesang-Buch (R. C), 1863, No. 92, in 10 sts.; the Trier Gesang-Buch (R. C), 1871, No. 127, in 11 sts., &c. Translated as:— To Jesus' Heart all burning, by A. J. Christie, in his The First Christmas: A Mystery Play, 1876, p. 29. Also in the St. Patrick's Hymn Book, Glasgow, 1862, No. 30, Hymns for the Year, 1867; Arundel Hymns, 1902, New Office Hymn Book, 1905, and others. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)