December 31, 1799, London, England.

December 26, 1874, Rugby, England, of smallpox.

St. Andrew’s Church, Rugby, England.

Father of hymnists Gerard and Mary Moultrie, John was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1823), where he was Bell’s University Scholar in 1822. Taking Holy Orders in 1825, he was presented that year by the Earl of Craven to the Rectory of Rugby, where he remained the rest of his life (part of the Rugby Parish Church is still known as the Moultrie Aisle). His works include:

  1. All Is o’er, the Pain, the Sorrow
  2. Blest Are the Eyes of Those
  3. Bring the Infant to the Font
  4. Christ His Own Apostles Chooseth
  5. Dear Lord, a Lonely Life Was Thine
  6. Friends and Parents Lingered Weeping
  7. God, Who Dost the Increase Grant
  8. In Patient Faith, Till Christ Shall Come
  9. In the Beaming Brow of Moses
  10. Lord, with Glad and Grateful Spirits
  11. Meek to Suffer, Strong to Save
  12. Mysterious to the Christian Heart
  13. No Act of Sin Our Savior Wrought
  14. O Lord, a Wondrous Story
  15. Our Mortal Eyes Are All Too Dim
  16. Source of Wisdom, Past and Present
  17. Thou Gavest, Lord, the Life We Live
  18. When Our Hearts with Grief Are Sore
  19. Wondrous Was Thy Path on Earth
  20. World May Look Serene and Bright, The