Husband, Edward was educated at St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead. Taking Holy Orders in 1866, he was successively Curate of Atherstone and Folkestone; and in 1878 Vicar of St. Michael and All Angels, Folkestone. In 1874 Mr. Husband published The Mission Hymnal, in which appeared his hymns as follows:—
1. Alas! poor world, I loved thee long. Rest in Jesus.
2. And dost Thou ask me, dearest Lord. Christ's Invitation, " Follow Me."
3. I must have Jesus only. Jesus only desired
4. Sweet Blood, dear ransom of our souls. The Blood of Jesus.
These hymns are very simple, earnest, and impassioned: and bear a great resemblance to Facer's compositions.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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