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G. W. Briggs

Short Name: G. W. Briggs
Full Name: Briggs, G. W. (George Wallace), 1875-1959
Birth Year: 1875
Death Year: 1959

George Wallace Briggs is a Canon of Worcester Cathedral and one of the most distinguished British hymn writers and hymnologists of today. Six of his hymns appear in the Episcopal Hymnal of 1940 (American). Another hymn on the Bible entitled "Word of the living God" was written for the 25th Anniversary of the British Bible Reading Fellowship and was sung in Westminster Abbey on June 5, 1947. It has been widely used since that time. Canon Briggs is a leading member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is also the composer of several hymn times, six of which have appeared in British hymnals. In addition to his work as a clergy man of the Church of England and an hymnologist, he has interest himself actively in the field of religious education, being largely responsible for two books with wide circulation in Britain, "Prayers and Hymns for used in Schools" and "The Daily Service." These books have had great influence on the worship practices of British schools, public and private. It is of historic interest that he is the author of one of the prayers used at the time of the famous meeting of Churchill and Roosevelt on H.M.S. Prince of Wales in 1941 when the Atlantic Charter was framed.

--Ten New Hymns on the Bible, 1952. Used by permission.


Texts by G. W. Briggs (27)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
All things beautiful and fairUnknown (Author)English1
Christ is the world's true lightG. W. Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)English36
Come, risen Lord, and deign to be our guestGeorge W. Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)English37
Dear Father, help me to forgiveGeorge W. Briggs (Author)2
Dios nos habla por profetasG. W. Briggs (Author)Spanish2
For the brave of every raceGeorge W. Briggs (Author)5
God hath spoken by his prophetsGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)English43
God my Father, loving meGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)14
God, you have given us power to soundGeorge Wallace Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)English8
I love God's tiny creaturesGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)5
Jesus Christ Wanikiya, De aŋpetu niṭaGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)Dakota1
Jesus, whose all-redeeming loveGeorge W. Briggs (Author)English2
Lord, in the hollow of thy handGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)English4
Lord of all majesty and mightGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)5
Lord, who hast made me freeG. W. Briggs (Author)English2
Lord, who thyself hast biddenGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
Now is eternal lifeGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)English11
O God, by whom all things were madeGeorge W. Briggs (Author)English2
O God, in whom we live and move, In whom we drawGeorge Wallace Briggs, 1875-1959 (Author)6
Our Father, by whose servantsGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)English15
Son of the Lord most highG. W. Briggs (Author)English4
Soul, celestial in thy birthRev. G. W. Briggs (Author)English1
Su voluntad manifestóGeorge W. Briggs (Author)Spanish2
The church is God's great familyGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2
The Spirit of the Lord revealedGeorge Wallace Briggs, b. 1875 (Author)8
Unheard the dews around us fallGeorge W. Briggs (Author)2
We meet, as in that upper room they metGeorge Wallace Briggs (Author)2

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