1816, Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmoreland, Cum­bria, Eng­land.

Oc­to­ber 2, 1878, Kirkby Lons­dale, Cumbria, Eng­land.

Allen was educated in Kirk­by Lons­dale. After living for a while in Glas­gow, he returned to Kirk­by Lons­dale and worked at the local bank. He published 148 hymns in Hymns of the Chris­tian Life (Lon­don: Nis­bet, 1861).

  1. Jesus, Through Life’s Journey Guide Us
  2. O Holy Spirit, Come
  3. Today Thy Mercy Calls Me