The Revd Thomas Caryl Micklem (1 August 1925 – 2 June 2003) was an English minister in the Congregational and United Reformed churches, hymn writer and religious broadcaster.
Micklem was born in Oxford into a family steeped in nonconformist tradition, and was educated at Mill Hill School and New College, Oxford. He was accredited a minister of the Congregational Church in 1949 and ordained in 1952. He served at congregations in Oundle, Banstead, Kensington and Oxford.
As a hymn writer, he was as skilled at composing tunes as he was in writing words. One of his best known hymns is "Give to me, Lord, a thankful heart", included in New Church Praise (1975) and "Rejoice and Sing" (1991). Micklem was on the board of compilers for both pu… Go to person page >