Born: May 28, 1836, Strath­allan House, Doug­las, Isle of Man.

Died: De­cem­ber 15, 1896, Lon­don, Eng­land.


Pollock was ed­u­cat­ed at Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Dub­lin, Ire­land (BA 1859, MA 1863), where he won the Vice-Chan­cel­lor’s Prize for Eng­lish Verse in 1855.

He stu­died me­di­cine in Lon­don, but in 1861 de­cid­ed in­stead to take Ho­ly Or­ders. He served as cur­ate of St. Luke’s, Leeds, and St. Tho­mas’, Stam­ford Hill, London.

Then, for the rest of his life, he min­is­tered to the poor at St. Al­ban’s Mis­sion in Birm­ing­ham.

Pollock was a mem­ber of the Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern com­mit­tee, and was its chair­man, 1895–96.

  1. Father, Hear Thy Child­ren’s Call
  2. Father, Whose Cre­at­ing Hand
  3. Jesus, in Thy Dy­ing Woes
  4. Jesus, Son of God Most High
  5. Jesus, We Are Far Away
  6. Jesus, with Thy Church Abide
  7. Loving Sav­ior, Hear Me
  8. May Thy Church Our Shel­ter Be
  9. Spirit, Strength of all the Weak
  10. We Are Sol­diers of Christ
  11. We Have Not Known Thee as We Ought
  12. Weep Not for Him Who On­ward Bears
  1. My Lord, My Mas­ter, at Thy Feet Ador­ing
  2. Father’s Sole Be­got­ten Son, The
  3. Who the Mul­ti­tudes Can Num­ber?