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|Born||1808, Madeley, Shropshire, England.|
|Died||February 29, 1836, Torquay, England.|
|Best known for||Hymns:Lord how happy should we be|
Joseph Anstice; (1808 to 1836) , was born in Shropshire, England, in 1808.
Soon after leaving Oxford University, where he took a high stand as a student, he became Professor of Classical Literature in King's College, London. He was a member of the Church of England. He died February 29, 1836, being twenty-eight years old. It was during the last evenings of his life, when he was a great sufferer, that he dictated to his wife the hymns (fifty-two in number) which were collected and published the year he died for private distribution. From this collection the following hymn was taken: