McKie, Sir William (b Melbourne, Australia, 1901 - d Ottowa, Canada, 1984)
McKie was organ scholar at Worcester College, Oxford. He later taught at Greelong Grammar School in Australia. From 1941 he was employed by Westminster Abbey, and as Organist and Master of the Choristers he re-assembled the choir of the Abbey in 1947 after it had been disbanded in 1940 during World War II. The choir then sang at the dedication of the Battle of Britain window in July 1947 and at the wedding of Princess Elizabeth in November of the same year. We wait for thy loving kindness, O God was written for the marriage of Princess Elizabeth, and it was also performed at her coronation in 1953 for which McKie planned and directed the music. He retired from the post in 1963 and moved to Canada.