George Stringer Rowe

ROWE, George Stringer. b. Margate, Kent, 1 February 1830; d. Bromley, Kent, 18 August 1913. He trained for the Wesleyan Methodist ministry at Didsbury College, Manchester. He served in Wesleyan Methodist circuits, until he was appointed Professor of Pastoral Theology at Headingley College, Leeds, in 1888. He was a member of the committee that produced ‘Wesley's Hymns’ (1876), the major revision by the Wesleyan Methodists of John Wesley's A Collection of Hymns for the Use of the People called Methodists (1780). Rowe edited a missionary periodical, At Home and Abroad, in which his hymn, ‘Cradled in a manger, meanly’*, appeared. It has become much loved by British Methodists. The final verse...

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