June 18, 1800, Ches­ter, Che­shire, Eng­land.

March 11, 1887, Pul­ford Hall, Cod­ding­ton, Eng­land.

Massie was an Ang­li­can rec­tor in Ec­cle­ston, Lan­ca­shire. He is best known for his trans­la­tions of Ger­man hymns by Mar­tin Lu­ther, Paul Ger­hardt and oth­ers.

His works in­clude:

  1. By the Ho­ly Hills Sur­round­ed
  2. Christ Je­sus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands
  3. Come, Thou Bright and Morn­ing Star
  4. Dear Chris­tians, One and All, Re­joice
  5. Evening and Morn­ing
  6. From Highest Hea­ven, on Joy­ous Wing
  7. God the Fa­ther, Be Our Stay
  8. Happy the Man Who Fear­eth God
  9. If God Him­self Be for Me
  10. May God Be­stow on Us His Grace
  11. Mouth of Fools Doth God Con­fess, The
  12. Now Praise We the Christ, the Ho­ly One
  13. O Bless­ed Sun, Whose Splen­dor
  14. Savior of the Hea­then, Known
  15. So Rest—My Rest!
  16. That Man a God­ly Life Might Live
  17. Thou, Whose Com­ing Seers and Sag­es
  18. To Jor­dan Came Our Lord, the Christ
  19. To Shep­herds as They Watched by Night
  20. Why, Her­od, Un­re­lent­ing Foe