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William Chatterton Dix
Birth: May 14, 1837
Death: Sep. 9, 1898

Author. A noted writer of English hymns and carols. Born in Bristol in the family of a surgeon, who wrote a biography of poet Thomas Chatterton, and gave his son his middle name in his honor. Young William attended the Bristol Grammar School for a commercial career. After school he became the manager of a marine insurance company in Glasgow, a vocation which he followed to the end of his life. When he got ill, he turned to writing a poetry of worship. He wrote more than 40 hymns over the course of his life, the most widely known of which are "What Child Is This" and "To you, O Lord, our hearts we raise." His other works include: "Hymns of Love and Joy", 1861; "Altar Songs, Verses on the Holy Eucharist," 1867; "A Vision of All Saints," 1871; and "Seekers of a City," 1878. He died at Cheddar, Somerset, England, and was buried at his parish church. (bio by: julia&keld) 
 
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Bristol Cathedral
Bristol
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Plot: *Memorial
 
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Record added: Jun 27, 2008
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William Chatterton Dix
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William Chatterton Dix
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William Chatterton Dix
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Jehovah, who shall sojourn in Thy tent? who shall dwell in the hill of Thy holiness? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his heart... Psalm 15
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 Added: May. 29, 2012
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