Born: Sep­tem­ber 10, 1819, Sea­pat­rick, Coun­ty Down, Ire­land.

Died: Au­gust 10, 1886, Port Hope, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Buried: Pen­gel­ly Cem­e­te­ry, near Port Hope, On­tar­io, Ca­na­da.

Scriven grad­u­at­ed from Trin­i­ty Coll­ege. Aft­er his fi­an­cée drowned the night be­fore they were to mar­ry, he moved to Can­a­da in 1846. There he taught in Wood­stock and Brant­ford, On­tar­io, and was a tu­tor for the Pen­gel­ly fam­i­ly near Bewd­ley. It was there he met and be­came en­gaged to Eliza Roche, a rel­a­tive of the Pen­gel­lys. In what seems too amaz­ing to be co­in­ci­dence, Eliza died short­ly before their wed­ding. Following the death of his second fi­an­cée, Scriven joined the Plym­outh Breth­ren, help­ing the aged mem­bers of the com­mun­i­ty.

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Hymns

  1. What a Friend We Have in Jesus