July 4, 1841, Greenwich, Kent, England.

October 26, 1919, Eton, Buckinghamshire, England.

St. Matthew’s churchyard, Darley Abbey, Derby, England.

Son of an Anglican priest, Ainger attended Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1860, MA 1864). In 1860 he became Curate of Alrewas, Staffordshire; in 1864, Assistant Master of Sheffield Collegiate School; and in 1866 Reader at the Temple Church, London. He went on to teach at Eton until retiring in 1901. His works include:

  1. God Is Working His Purpose Out
  2. God of Our Fathers, unto Thee
  3. Let God Arise to Lead Forth Those
  4. Like a Mighty Man Rejoicing in His Strength
  5. Not Ours to Mourn and Weep
  6. O Lord, with Toil Our Days Are Filled
  7. Praise the Lord: Today We Raise Hymns of Thankfulness and Praise
  8. Praise the Lord! Today We Sing
  9. Uprose the Stately Temple

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