Born: January 23, 1825, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Died: February 27, 1909, at his home, Forest Villa, St. John’s Road, Newport, Isle of Wight.
Buried: Carisbrooke Cemetery, Isle of Wight.
A businessman by trade, Midlane credited his Sunday School teacher with inspiring him to write poetry. He wrote over 300 hymns in his life. His works include:
Poetry Addressed to Sabbath School Teachers, 1844
Vecta Garland, 1850
Leaves from Olivet, 1864
Gospel Echoes, 1865
Above the Bright Blue Sky, 1867
Early Lispings, 1880
Source: The Cyber Hymnal