Denny, Edward


b Dublin (not Tralee), Ireland 1796, d Brompton, W London 1889. A member of the Christian (Plymouth) Brethren, he lived at Tralee Castle. While reputedly a shy man, he was known as a considerate landlord and as a frequent contributor to local needs and wider Christian work. In 1831 he succeeded his father as 4 th baronet, but spent much of his adult life at Islington, in what was then semi-rural N London. Like many of his generation and persuasion, he was a keen student of biblical prophecy. While his hymns are characteristically better known within the ‘Gospel Hall’ Brethren movement, the best-known of them is in wider use among Baptist and evangelical Anglicans. It also reflects the value placed by every assembly on the Breaking of Bread and the saving truths conveyed by this Gospel ordinance. In addition to this one, 4 other hymns feature in CH, as in Christian Worship (1976). Sir Edward died in London in his 93rd year. No.662.

Hymns and songs by Denny, Edward

Number Hymn Name
662 Sweet feast of Love Divine