Born: No­vem­ber 1, 1825, Ken­sing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: May 3, 1878, Win­ches­ter, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: West Hill Cem­e­te­ry, Win­ches­ter, Hamp­shire, Eng­land.

Whiting was ed­u­cat­ed in Chap­ham and at King Al­fred’s Coll­ege, Win­ches­ter. Be­cause of his mu­sic­al abil­i­ty, he be­came mas­ter of Win­ches­ter Coll­ege Chor­is­ters’ School in 1842, and worked in that ca­pa­ci­ty for 36 years. He wrote vol­umes of po­et­ry, and con­trib­ut­ed hymns to other col­lect­ions. His works in­clude:



  1. Amen, the Deed in Faith Is Done
  2. Eternal Father, Strong to Save
  3. Jesus Christ Our Savior
  4. Jesus, Our Lord, Our Childhood’s Pattern
  5. Lord God Almighty, Everlasting Father
  6. Now the Billows, Strong and Dark
  7. Now the Harvest Toil Is Over
  8. O Father of Abounding Grace
  9. O Father, Who the Traveler’s Way
  10. O Lord the Heaven Thy Power Displays
  11. Onward Through Life Thy Children Stray
  12. We Thank Thee Lord, for All
  13. When Jesus Christ Was Crucified