George Wallace Briggs (1875 – 30 December 1959) was an English hymn writer and Anglican clergyman.
He was born in Nottingham, the son of George Briggs and Betsy Ann Hardstaff, and educated at Loughborough Grammar School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He served as a padre in the Royal Navy (1902–1909) before becoming Vicar of St Andrew's Church, Norwich and in 1918 became Rector of All Saints Church, Loughborough. Between 1927 and 1934 he was Canon of Leicester Cathedral and from 1934 until his retirement in 1956 he served as Canon of Worcester Cathedral.
His most famous hymn is "God Has Spoken by His Prophets" as set to the tune written for Ode to Joy by Beethoven. He also wrote Loughborough Grammar School's school hymn "Our Fat… Go to person page >