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Potter, Thomas Joseph, an English Roman Catholic priest and professor, was born at Scarborough, England, in 1827. He became a Roman Catholic in 1847, and later took orders in that Church. He was for a number of years the Professor of Pulpit Eloquence and English Literature in a college at Dublin, where he died in 1873. He was the author of several books in prose, contributed poems to Holy Family Hymns, 1860, and published Legends, Lyrics, and Hymns, 1862. His most popular hymn is the one given in this book:

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