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.

Littledale 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 works, covering subjects in theology, history, liturgy, and hymnology, including:

Littledale’s hymnological 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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