Born: June 5, 1807, Leeds, England.
Died: March 25, 1889, Clifton, England.
Buried: Arno’s Vale Cemetery, Bristol, England.
Pseudonym: A Leeds Layman.
Rawson, George, was born June 5, 1807, at Leeds, in which town he practised for many years as a solicitor. In 1853 he assisted the Congregational ministers of Leeds in the compilation of Psalms, Hymns, and Passages of Scripture for Christian Worship, a volume commonly known as the Leeds Hymn-book. Mr. Rawson was a member of the Congregational body. In 1858 he also assisted Rev. Dr. Green and other Baptist ministers in the preparation of Psalms and Hymns for the use of the Baptist Denomination. A number of Mr. Rawson's own compositions first appeared in this and in the Leeds Hymn-boo… Go to person page >
Father, in high heaven dwelling. G. Rawson. [Evening.] First published in the Leeds Hymn Book, 1853, No. 762, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, and based on a portion of Our Lord's Prayer (St. Luke xi. 3, 4). It was repeated in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858-80, and several other collections in Great Britain and America. Mr. Rawson revised the text for his Hymns, 1876. In Kennedy, 1863, it is given as, “Father, who in heaven art dwelling."