Charles William Humphreys

HUMPHREYS, Charles William. b. Oswestry, Shropshire, 1840 (Baptised, 14 September); d. Hastings, Sussex, 1 January 1921. He was educated at King Edward VI School, Birmingham, and became an insurance manager. In Songs of Praise Discussed (p. 160), Percy Dearmer mentions that Humphreys was living in South America at the time of the compilation of EH. Humphreys wrote the first version, in Common Metre, of ‘Strengthen for service, Lord, the hands’*. He also wrote ‘From glory to glory advancing, we praise thee, O Lord’*, versified from the Liturgy of St James, found in F.E. Brightman, Liturgies Eastern and Western. Volume 1, Eastern Liturgies (1896), and subsequently included in many...

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