Whittingham, William


b Chester 1524, d Durham 1579. He married John Calvin’s sister at Geneva, succeeding John Knox as Pastor of the English-speaking congregation there. 7 of his Psalm versions formed part of a collection of 51, the rest by Sternhold and Hopkins, published there in 1556, six years before their full ‘Old Version’. Whittingham was Dean of Durham from 1563 to his death. (His 19th-c namesake was a hymnwriting American bishop.) No.23B*.

Hymns and songs by Whittingham, William

Number Hymn Name
23B The Lord’s my shepherd, I’ll not want