Gerald Blunt

BLUNT, Abel Gerald Wilson. b. 1827, date unknown; d.1902. He was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, (BA 1850, MA 1860). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1851, priest 1852). He served a curacy at Lilleshall, Shropshire, (1851-56) before becoming Perpetual Curate of Crewe Green, Cheshire, (1856-60). From there he was appointed Rector of St Luke’s, Chelsea, where he remained for forty years (1860-1901). He retired to Grasmere, Westmorland (now Cumbria).  According toJJ, his hymns were written for festival occasions at St Luke’s (p. 151). He noted three: ‘Evening comes, may we, O Lord’; ‘From meadows bright with blossom’, written for a Flower Service, 1882; and the hymn which enjoyed a great...

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