1833–1890

Sep­tem­ber 14, 1833, Dub­lin, Ire­land.

Jan­u­a­ry 11, 1890, Red Li­on Square, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Wok­ing, Sur­rey, Eng­land.

Littledale at­tend­ed Bec­tive House Sem­in­ary, and Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Dub­lin. In 1852 he be­came a Un­i­ver­si­ty Scholar; in 1854, he was first class in Clas­sics and gold me­dal­ist. In 1856, he won the Berk­e­ley gold me­dal for Greek, and oth­er awards. He gra­du­at­ed BA, 1855; MA, 1858; LLD, 1862; and DCL at Ox­ford, 1862.

He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1856, and served as cur­ate at St. Mat­thew’s Thorpe Ham­let, Nor­wich (1856–57), and at St. Mary the Vir­gin, So­ho, Lon­don (1857–61).

In 1861, he re­tired due to ill health, and de­vot­ed him­self to li­ter­a­ture. He pub­lished about 50 ti­tles, co­ver­ing sub­jects in the­o­lo­gy, his­to­ry, li­tur­gy, and hym­no­lo­gy.

His works in­clude:

Littledale’s works in verse in­clude trans­la­tions from Dan­ish, Swed­ish, Greek, La­tin, Syr­i­ac, Ger­man, and It­al­i­an.

  1. Captain of Sal­va­tion
  2. Cedar of Le­ba­non, The
  3. Christ, on Whose Face the Sol­diers
  4. Christ, Our Song We Lift to Thee
  5. Christ, Our Sun, on Us Arose
  6. Christ, the Lord, Whose Migh­ty Hand
  7. Christ, Who Hast for Sin­ners Suf­fered
  8. Clouds of Sor­row Rest up­on Mine Eyes, The
  9. Day Is Past and Gone
  10. Eternal Shep­herd, God Most High
  11. Eternal Wis­dom, God Most High
  12. Fight Is o’er, the Crown Is Won, The
  13. From Hid­den Source Aris­ing
  14. God Eter­nal, In­fi­nite
  15. God the Fa­ther, from on High
  16. God the Fa­ther, God the Son
  17. Hidden Sav­ior, Great High Priest
  18. I Be­lieve in God the Fa­ther
  19. I Wor­ship Thee, Lord Je­su
  20. In Par­a­dise Re­pos­ing
  21. In Songs of Glad Thanks­giv­ing
  22. Lord Je­su, by Thy Pass­ion
  23. Lord, Whose Good Will Is Ev­er Sure
  24. Now the Sun Is in the Skies
  25. O God of Mer­cy, God of Love
  26. O God, Who Met­est in Thine Hand
  27. O God, Whose Sole Be­got­ten Left
  28. O Jesu, in Thy Tor­ture
  29. O Lord, to Whom the Spir­its Live
  30. O Sing to the Lord, Whose Boun­ti­ful Hand
  31. Set upon Si­on’s Wall
  32. Spirit Blest, Who Art Adored
  33. We Are March­ing through the De­sert
  34. When the Day Hath Come at Last
  35. Wintry Time Hath End­ed, The
  1. Child Is Born in Beth­le­hem, A
  2. Christ, En­throned in High­est Hea­ven
  3. Come Down, O Love Di­vine
  4. Eternal Light, Di­vi­ni­ty
  5. O Glo­ri­ous King of Mar­tyr Hosts
  6. On the Birth­day of the Lord

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