November 1, 1825, Kensington, London, England.
May 3, 1878, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
West Hill Cemetery, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
Whiting was educated at Clapham and King Alfred’s College, Winchester. Because of his musical ability, he became master of Winchester College Choristers’ School in 1842, and worked in that capacity for 36 years. He wrote volumes of poetry, and contributed hymns to other collections. His works include:
- Rural Thoughts and Scenes, 1851
- Edgar Thorpe, or the Warfare of Life, 1867
- Amen, the Deed in Faith Is Done
- Eternal Father, Strong to Save
- Jesus Christ Our Savior
- Jesus, Our Lord, Our Childhood’s Pattern
- Lord God Almighty, Everlasting Father
- Now the Billows, Strong and Dark
- Now the Harvest Toil Is Over
- O Father of Abounding Grace
- O Father, Who the Traveler’s Way
- O Lord the Heaven Thy Power Displays
- Onward Through Life Thy Children Stray
- We Thank Thee Lord, for All
- When Jesus Christ Was Crucified
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