December 27, 1848, Birkenhead, Cheshire, England.

March 3, 1934, Highgate, London, England.

Little Walsingham, Norfolk, England.

Woodward attended Harrow School and Gonville and Caius College at Cambridge University (BA in honors 1872, MA 1875). Ordained in 1874, he served as Curate at St. Barnabas, Pimlico (1847–82 & 1894–99); Vicar at Little Walsingham, Norfolk (1882–88); Rector at Chelmondiston, Suffolk (1888–94); and Curate at St. Mark’s, Marylebone (1903–06). After retiring, he moved to Bloomsbury, then Highgate in 1916. His works include:

  1. Alleluia, Praise the Lord
  2. Christ the Lord Hath Risen
  3. Come, All Ye Creatures of the Lord
  4. Come, Listen to My Story
  5. Ding Dong Merrily on High
  6. Eastern Monarchs, Sages Three
  7. Go, Happy Soul: Thy Days Are Ended
  8. Is This That Body, Jesus, Say
  9. My Jesus, Pierced for Love of Me
  10. Now It Is Evening, Time to Rest from Labor
  11. Nowell! Nowell!
  12. This Joyful Easter-Tide
  13. Whate’er Betide, God Is My Guide
  1. Ah! Lord God, the World’s Creator
  2. Ave Maria Gratia Plena!
  3. Ave! Very, Real Body
  4. Beside the Flood of Babylon
  5. Blessed Jesus, We Are Here
  6. Dearest Jesu, We Are Here
  7. Hail Mary, Star of Morning
  8. Infant Lay Within a Shed, An
  9. Make Thee Ready, as Best Thou Art Able
  10. Mine Abode May Syon Be
  11. Now Woods and Wolds Are Sleeping
  12. Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Servants of the Lord
  13. Shepherds in the Field Abiding
  14. Up! Up! My Heart, with Gladness
  15. When Jesus Christ, the King of Glory
  16. World Itself Is Blithe and Gay, The
  1. Puer Nobis Nascitur

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