Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.
Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles
George Rawson (18071889)
GEORGE RAWSON (18071889) was a solicitor, practising at Leeds, in which town he was born on the 5th of June, 1807. He took part in the compilation of several hymn-books, to which he contributed many original hymns. He published Hymns, Verses, and Chants in 1876, and Songs of Spiritual Thought in 1885. He died on the 25th of March, 1889. According to Julian, about fifty of his hymns are in general use in England and America. Among the more popular of these are By Christ redeemed, in Christ restored, Come to our poor natures night, and Father, in high heaven dwelling. The two examples given represent the writer in contrast of prayer and praise.