October 9, 1810.
February 7, 1881, Petergate, York, England.
In the Corbet vault at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.
Second son of Francis Corbet of County Adare, Meath, Robert took the name of Singleton, and gave his son Corbet as his given name. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin (BA 1830, MA 1833), Richard was for some time Warden of St. Columba College, near Dublin, and subsequently First Warden of St. Peter’s College, Radley (1847–51). In 1851, he retired to Monkstown, near Dublin, moving later to York. In addition to writing original hymns, he translated a number from Latin and German. His works include:
- As James the Great, with Glowing Zeal
- Beneath the Fig Tree’s Grateful Shade
- Cross Upraised on Calvary’s Height, The
- Father Show Us, Gracious Lord, The
- From Out the Deep, O Lord, on Thee
- Good Lord! Who Hast the Weighty Woes
- Hail! Highly Favored, Blessed Maid
- How Blest the Union, Gracious Lord
- How Blest the Unity, Good Lord
- In Weakness Great, and Strong in Hidden Might
- Jesu, Child of Mortal Throes
- Lo, Sea and Land Their Gifts Outpour
- Lord, Ever Show Thy Blessed Face
- Lord, Give Us of That Fervent Love
- Lord Hath Quelled the Rebel Powers, The
- Lord, He Gave the Word, The
- Lord, See How Swelling Crowds Arise
- Morning Light Hath Shed Its Beams, The
- O All Ye People, Clap Your Hands
- O Is It Naught to You Who Tread?
- O Lord, How Excellent Thy Name
- Thy Dear Disciple on the Sea
- When Fairest Eve in Eden Rose
- Who Comes from Edom, with His Robes
- Why Storm the Heathen?
- Why, Weary Mourner, Shed the Ceaseless Tear?
- With Gladsome Feet We Press
- With Me Is Luke, Alone of All
- Within a Chamber, Calm and Still
- To God on High Be Thanks and Praise
Singleton’s place of birth