Most British hymn writers in the nineteenth century were clergymen, but William C. Dix (b. Bristol, England, 1837; d. Cheddar, Somerset, England, 1898) was a notable exception. Trained in the business world, he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, Scotland. Dix published various volumes of his hymns, such as Hymns of Love and Joy (1861) and Altar Songs: Verses on the Holy Eucharist (1867). A number of his texts were first published in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861).
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Display Title: The Way Of SorrowsFirst Line: O Lord, the wilderness to meTune Title: BERAAuthor: William C. DixMeter: LMSource: Lyra Messianica by Orby Shipley (London: Longman, Green, Longman, roberts & Green, 1864)