Denny, Sir Edward

(1796-1889)
   The eldest son of Sir Edward, the 3rd baronet of Tralee Castle, County Kerry, Ireland, he was high sheriff for County Kerry. His mother (a descendant of Edward I) died in 1828, and he succeeded to his father's tile in 1831. He owned a good part of Tralee, but he was a caring landlord who kept the rents at an affordable level. He gave liberally to poor relations and to the development of the Plymouth Brethren. He lived quietly in a cottage in Islington, London, where he devoted his time to the study of the prophetic books of the Bible and wrote on the subject of prophecy. He was buried in the Paddington Cemetery, London. Some of his publications: A Selection of Hymns (London: Central Tract Depot), 1939. Hymns and Poems, 1848, 3rd edition 1870. Some of his hymns and poems: "Bride of the Lamb, Awake, Awake," "Children of Light, Arise and Shine," "Dear Lord, Amid the Throng That Pressed," "Hope of Our Hearts, O Lord, Appear," "Joy to the Ransomed Earth," "Sweet Feast of Love Divine," "While in Sweet Communion Feeding."
   Sources: Biography of Sir Edward Denny, 1796-1889 (Spiritual Songsters) (http://www.stempublishing.com/hymns/biographies/denny.html). The Columbia Granger's Index to Poetry. 11th ed. The Columbia Granger's World of Poetry, Columbia University Press, 2005 (http://www.columbiagrangers.org). The Cyber Hymnal (http://www.cyberhymnal.org/index.htm). The Speaker's Treasury of 400 Quotable Poems. Croft M. Pentz, ed. Zondervan, 1963.

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