June 1, 1834, Clerkenwell, England.

September 25, 1925, Crouch End, Hornsey, Middlesex, England.

William was the son of Mr. W. Groser (for many years the Secretary of the London Sunday School Union). He was educated at University College, London, and graduated BSC at London University in 1862. Though primarily a businessman, he devoted considerable time to scientific pursuits and Christian work, especially in connection with Sunday schools. For twelve years he edited the Bible Class and Youth’s Magazine, and later the Sunday School Teacher and the Excelsior. His works include:

  1. Blest Savior, Who in Days of Old
  2. Borne upon Time’s Noiseless Wing
  3. Great Lord of Earth and Time
  4. Hear, Lord, Our Parting Hymn
  5. How Bright the Morning Broke
  6. I Know Not What This Week May Bring
  7. In the Name of Jesus, We Each Other Greet
  8. Lord Is Our Shepherd, The
  9. O Happy They Who Know the Lord
  10. O’er the Waters, Dark and Drear
  11. Song of Spring Once More We Sing, A
  12. Sunny Days of Childhood
  13. Swift as an Eagle’s Flight
  14. We Bless Thee for Thy Will Made Known
  15. World in Which We Live and Move, The

Groser’s burial place