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, & 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. To Jordan Came Our Lord, the Christ
  18. To Shepherds as They Watched by Night
  19. Why, Herod, Unrelenting Foe