Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.
Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles
Richard Massie (18001887)
RICHARD MASSIE (18001887) did good service to English hymnody by translating hymns from the German. He published translations of Martin Luthers Spiritual Songs (1854); Lyra Domestica (first series, 1860), in which he included translations of the first series of Spittas Psalter and Harfe; and vol. ii. (1864), containing translations of Spittas second series, with an appendix of translations from other German authors; besides which he contributed translations to various hymnals. Of his original hymns, one of the most popular is the one commencing,