Robinson, George Wade
b Cork 1838, d Southampton, Hants 1877. Trinity Coll, Dublin; New Coll (St John’s Wood), N London. He was ordained to minister in the Congregational church, first as co-pastor at York St Chapel, Dublin; then successively at St John’s Wood (then in Middx); Dudley, W Midlands; and Union St Chapel in Brighton, Sussex. His 3 vols of verse, published during his relatively short life, were Iona and other Sonnets (1868), Loveland (1870) and Songs in God’s World (1872). His most acclaimed hymn has been widely loved and sung by evangelicals but littleknown elsewhere; at least 2 others appeared in 19th-c Congregational collections. No.715.