WYSE, John. b. Dublin, 1825; d. Bristol, 22 May 1898. He became a Roman Catholic priest in 1851. Not much seems to be known of his life, but he was priest in charge at Tichborne, Hampshire in 1884. He died at Clifton Wood Convent, Bristol. He is chiefly remembered for ‘I'll sing a hymn to Mary’*, but (according to JJ, p. 1696) he was the author of other hymns in Catholic books:
‘From day to day, sing loud thy lay’ (Dominican Hymn Book, 1881; Arundel Hymns, 1902)
‘God comes to His altar’ (Hymns for the Year, in the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer Appendix, 1885)
‘God the Father, Who didst make me’ (Crown of Jesus, 1862; Catholic Hymns, 1898, edited by Albert Edmonds Tozer*).
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