John Chandler

CHANDLER, John. b. Witley, Godalming, Surrey, 16 June 1806; d. Putney, 1 July 1876. His father was the vicar of Witley. John was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 1827, MA 1830). He took Holy Orders, becoming a Fellow of his College and curate of Witley. He succeeded his father as vicar of Witley in 1839, remaining there until his death. He is chiefly known for The Hymns of the Primitive Church: now first collected, translated, and arranged, published in 1837 (a later edition, with additional hymns, appeared as The Hymns of the Church, mostly Primitive, in 1841). In the Preface to The Hymns of the Primitive Church, written in a rather heavy and ponderous style, Chandler...

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