Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1829, Threap­wood, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 13, 1904, Croy­don, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Whitfield was ed­u­cat­ed at Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Dub­lin, Ire­land (B.A. 1859). Af­ter tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he was suc­ces­sive­ly Cur­ate of Ot­ley, Vi­car of Kir­by-Ra­vens­croft, sen­ior Cu­rate of Green­wich, and Vi­car of St. John’s, Bex­ley. In 1875, he went to St. Mary’s, Hast­ings. Whitf­ield wrote over 30 prose and po­et­ic­al works, in­clud­ing:



  1. I Have a Great High Priest Above
  2. I Need Thee, Pre­cious Je­sus
  3. I Saw the Cross of Je­sus
  4. In Spirit, Lord, We Meet Thee Now
  5. Jesus, Thou Name of Magic Power
  6. O How I Love Je­sus
  7. Sprinkled Blood Is Soaking, The
  8. There Is a Day I Long to See
  9. There’s Naught on Earth to Rest Upon
  10. When Dead in Sin and Far from God

If you know Whitfield’s bur­i­al place