Smyttan, George Hunt


b ?Bombay (Mumbai), India c1822, d Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 1870. Corpus Christi Coll Cambridge (BA 1845); ordained in 1848. He was briefly curate of Ellington nr Alnwick, Northumberland; then Rector of Hawksworth nr Newark-on-Trent, Notts, from 1850 until ill health compelled to him resign in 1859. He died suddenly while travelling in Germany alone and unknown there, and was buried in a pauper’s grave labelled ‘Smyttan, England’. Among his writings were Thoughts in Verse for the Afflicted (1849) and Mission Songs and Ballads (1860); appropriately, his one enduring hymn also features in MP. 4 of his hymns appeared in the 1864 collection Lyra Eucharistica. No.390.

Hymns and songs by Smyttan, George Hunt

Number Hymn Name
390 Forty days and forty nights