Brackenbury, Robert Carr, of an old Lincolnshire family, was born at Panton House, in that county, in 1752. He entered into residence at St. Catherine's Hall, Cambridge, but joining the Wesleys, he left without taking a degree, and became a minister of the Methodist denomination. In that capacity he visited Guernsey, Jersey and Holland. He retired from active work in 1789, and died at his residence, Raithby Hall, near Spilsby, Aug. 11, 1818.
His works include:—(1) Sacred Poems, in 3 parts, Lond., 1797; (2) Select Hymns, in 2 parts, Lond., 1795; (3) Sacred Poetry; or Hymns on the Principal Histories of the Old and New Testaments and on all the Parables, Lond., 1800, and some prose publications. He also edited and altered William Cruden's… Go to person page >
My son, know thou the Lord. [Early Piety Enforced.] Anon, in Rebecca Wilkinson's Short Sermons to Children, &c, circa 1795 (see p. 1038, ii.) at the end of Ser. xvi. In J. Benson's Hymns for Children and Young Persons, &c, 1806, No. 64, it is given with others as by “Brackenbury." As this was four years before R. C. Brackenbury's death (see p. 168, i.), and both he and Watson were Wesleyan ministers, and well known to each other, we hold this to be good proof of Brackenbury's authorship.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Display Title: My Son, Know Thou the LordFirst Line: My son, know thou the LordTune Title: CAPELLOAuthor: Robert C. BrackenburyMeter: SMSource: Short Sermons for Children, by Rebecca Wilkinson, circa 1795