William Whiting

William Whiting (1 November 1825 – 3 May 1878) was an English writer and hymnist, best known for his 1860 hymn "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" (often called "The Navy Hymn", used by the Royal Navy for church services and later adopted by the US Navy).

He was born in Kensington, England, and educated at Chapham and Winchester College. Because of his musical ability, he became master of Winchester College Choristers' School. While best known for "Eternal Father, Strong to Save", Whiting also published two poetry collections: Rural Thoughts (1851) and Edgar Thorpe, or the Warfare of Life (1867). He died at Winchester.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 1st, 1825 (Kensington), Died May 3rd, 1878 (Winchester)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1910

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8892 10-in. 4/26/1910 Eternal Father, strong to save Haydn Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra lyricist  


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