Tuttiett, Lawrence

Tuttiett, Lawrence
(1825-1897)
   Born at Cloyton, Devonshire, the son of a Royal Navy surgeon, he was educated at Christ's Hospital (1833-1840) and at King's College, London, He was ordained in 1849 and had several appointments, the last one being canon of St. Ninian's Cathedral, Perth, and he died at his residence at St. Andrews, Fife. Best known as a hymn-writer, he published Hymns for Churchmen (1861), Hymns for the Children of the Church (1862) and Through the Clouds: Thoughts in Plain Verse (1866). He also published devotional books, including Meditations on the Book of Common Prayer (1872). An active member of the Parent Society, he advocated the teaching of the catechism in all church-aided schools. Some of his hymns/poems: "As Calmly in the Glowing West," "Come, Our Father's Voice is Calling," "Go Forward, Christian Soldier," "Happy Christian Children," "Inconstancy," "Lo, Like a Bride in Pure Array," "Now, Eternal Father, Bless," "Quickly Come, Dread Judge of All," "Shepherd, Good and Gracious," "When the World is Brightest," "Who is This? The Long Expected."
   Sources: Dictionary of National Biography. Electronic Edition, 1.1. Oldblues.com. Community Information for Christ's Hospital Old Blues: Lawrence Tuttiet (http://www.oldblues.com/ontheweb.htm). Biography of Lawrence Tuttiet (http://www.ccel.org/ccel/nutter/hymnwriters.TuttietL.html). The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/index.htm).

British and Irish poets. A biographical dictionary. . 2015.

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