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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles

Laurence Tuttiett (1825–1897)

LAURENCE TUTTIETT, son of John Tuttiett, surgeon R.N., was born at Cloyton in Devonshire in 1825, and was educated at Christ’s Hospital and King’s College, London. In 1854 he became perpetual Curate of Lea Marston, Warwickshire; in 1870 Incumbent of the Episcopal Church of St. Andrews, Scotland; and in 1880 Prebendary of St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth. He published “Hymns for Churchmen” (1854), “Counsels of a Godfather” (1861), “Hymns for the Children of the Church” (1862), “Germs of Thought on the Sunday Services” (1864), and “Through the Clouds, Thoughts in Plain Verse” (1866), all of which contain original verse. The most popular of his hymns are “Father, let me dedicate all this year to Thee,” “Go forward, Christian soldiers,” “O Jesu, ever present,” and “O quickly come, dread Judge of all.”