Born: Au­gust 17, 1780, Dub­lin, Ire­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 24, 1860, Hol­born, Eng­land.

Croly grad­uated from Dub­lin Un­i­ver­si­ty (MA 1804, LLD 1831), then took Ho­ly Or­ders. He worked in Ire­land un­til about 1810, when he moved to Lon­don and de­vot­ed him­self to literature. In 1835, he be­came as­so­ci­at­ed with St. Ste­phen’s, Wal­brook, and St. Be­net Shere­hog. His prose pub­li­ca­tions, in ad­di­tion to con­tri­bu­tions to Black­wood’s Mag­a­zine, were num­er­ous, and dealt with bi­o­graph­ic­al, his­tor­ic­al, and script­ur­al sub­jects. His works in­clude:



  1. Be Still, Be Still, Impatient Soul
  2. Behold Me, Lord, and If Thou Find
  3. Lift Up Your Heads, Ye Gates of Light
  4. Lord, Who hast Sought Us Out, Unsought
  5. Spirit of God, Descend upon My Heart
  6. Teach Us, O Lord, This Day
  7. Thou, Lord of Mercy and of Mighty

If you know Cro­ly’s bur­i­al place