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