George Heath

Short Name: George Heath
Full Name: Heath, George, 1745-1822
Birth Year: 1745
Death Year: 1822

Rv George Heath DD United Kingdom 1745-1822. Born at Exeter, Devon, England, he was educated at the Dissenting Academy and King’s College, Cambridge. He married Mary Ann Kean, and they had 4 children: Louisa, John, Charles, and Benjamin (also a minister). He served as pastor of the Honiton, Devonshire, Presbyterian Church, but proved unworthy and was dismissed for cause. He later became a Unitarian minister. In 1781 he published “Hymns & poetic essays sacred to the worship of the Deity”. He also authored a “History of Bristol”. He became Headmaster of Eton College (1792-1802). He joined the Anglican Church and became Canon of Windsor (1800-1822), Rector of Monks Risborough, Vicar of Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, Vicar of Piddletown, Vicar of East Beachsworth (1805-1814), and Fellow of the Royal Society (1795-1822). He was appointed to the 4th stall in St. George’s Chapel in 1800, Windsor Castle, and died at his residence in the Cloisters, Windsor Castle.

John Perry


Heath, George, became pastor of a Presbyterian Church at Honiton, Devon, in 1770, and died in 1822. He published a History of Bristol, 1797. Also Hymns and Poetic Essays Sacred to the Public and Private Worship of the Deity, &c, Bristol, 1781, from which "My soul, be on thy guard" (Steadfastness), is taken.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Texts by George Heath (12)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Blest be the tie that bindsGeorge Heath (Author)English2
Deseando está mi ser tus atrios, oh JehováGeorge Heath (Author)Spanish2
Fight on, my soul, till deathGeorge Heath (Author)English2
Ku'u uhane, e kia'i, Helehulehu noGeorge Heath (Author)Hawaiian3
Mein Herz, sei auf der Wacht!G. Heath (Author)German9
Min sj'l, v'r paa din VagtGeorge Heath (Author)2
My soul, be on thy guardGeorge Heath (Author)English1084
نفسي اسهري قامت لحربك الأعداGeorge Heath (Author)Arabic1
Now from the world withdrawnGeorge Heath, 1750-1822 (Author)English1
O watch, and fight, and prayGeorge Heath (Author)5
Pusoc, agsaluadcaGeorge Heath (Author)Tagalog2
Yo tengo que guardarGeorge Heath (Author)Spanish1

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