Churton, Edward, D.D., son of the Ven. Ralph Churton, sometime Archdeacon of St. David's and Hector of Middleton Cheney, Northampton, was born in 1800, and educated at the Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated in honours, in 1821. He was for some time one of the Masters at Charterhouse. He took Holy Orders in 1826; was the first Head Master of the Hackney Church of England School, 1830; Rector of Crayke, 1835; Prebendary in York Cathedral, 1841; and Archdeacon of Cleveland, 1846. He died July 4, 1874.
Archdeacon Churton's works include: (1) The Early English Church, 1840. (2) Memoir of Bishop Pearson, 1844. (3) Lays of Faith and Royalty, 18-15. (4) Memoir of Joshua Watson, 1861. He also edited several works, including… Go to person page >
God of grace, O let Thy light. E. Churton. [Psalm lxvii.] Written in 1854, and published in the same year in his Cleveland Psalter, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines. In 1861 it was given unaltered in Hymns Ancient & Modern, and repeated in the revised edition 1875. It is also in the Hymnary, 1872, and other English collections, and a few of the American hymn-books. It is a favourable specimen of the author's style.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)