|Short Name:||George Crabbe|
|Full Name:||Crabbe, George, 1754-1832|
Crabbe, George, LL.B., born at Aldborough, Suffolk, Dec. 24, 1754, and educated for the medical profession, but after practising for a short time, he turned his attention to literature, and subsequently took Holy Orders. He was successively Curate of Aldborough and of Stathern, and Incumbent of Evershot, Mirston and Trowbridge. Died at Trowbridge, Feb. 3, 1832. He received his degree from the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Although well known as a poet, his hymns are very few, and but little known. His works include The Village; The Parish Register, 1807; and others. From The Parish Register, his hymn, "Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin" (q.v.) is taken. Crabbe's collected Works were published, with a Memoir, by his son, in 1834.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)