Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1829, Threap­wood, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Sep­tem­ber 13, 1904, Croy­don, London, Eng­land.

Ken­sal Green Ce­me­te­ry, Lon­don, Eng­land.


Whitfield was ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­i­ty Col­lege, Dub­lin, Ire­land (BA 1859).

After tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he was suc­cess­ive­ly cu­rate of Ot­ley; vi­car of Kir­by-Ra­vens­croft; sen­ior cu­rate of Green­wich; and vi­car of St. John’s, Bex­ley. In 1875, he went to St. Ma­ry’s, Hast­ings.

Whitf­ield wrote ov­er 30 prose and po­et­ic works, in­clud­ing:

  1. I Have a Great High Priest Above
  2. I Need Thee, Pre­cious Je­sus
  3. I Saw the Cross of Je­sus
  4. In Spir­it, Lord, We Meet Thee Now
  5. Jesus, Thou Name of Ma­gic Pow­er
  6. O How I Love Je­sus
  7. Sprinkled Blood Is Soak­ing, The
  8. There Is a Day I Long to See
  9. There’s Naught on Earth to Rest Up­on
  10. When Dead in Sin and Far from God