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 William Chatterton Dix

William Chatterton Dix

Birth
Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
Death 9 Sep 1898 (aged 61)
Cheddar, Sedgemoor District, Somerset, England
Burial Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England
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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.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 27869892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Chatterton Dix (14 May 1837–9 Sep 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27869892, citing Bristol Cathedral, Bristol, Bristol Unitary Authority, Bristol, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .