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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

William Whiting (1825–1878)

MODERN hymnody is rich in hymns for special purposes and occasions, among which the hymn of William Whiting (1825–1878) “For Those at Sea” is a great favourite. Mr. Whiting was for some years master of Winchester College Choristers’ School. He published “Rural Thoughts and other Poems” (1851), and contributed about a dozen hymns to various hymnals, the most popular of which is the one given here.