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January 25, 1825, Islington, England.

May 16, 1906, Paddington, London, England.

Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire, England.

An honor graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Bickersteth served as Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead; Dean of Gloucester; and Bishop of Exeter (1885–1900). He edited three hymnals, and wrote at least 30 hymns of his own. His works include:

  1. Almighty Father, Hear Our Cry
  2. Come Ye Yourselves Apart
  3. Father of Heaven Above
  4. For My Sake, and the Gospel’s
  5. Hush! Blessèd Are the Dead
  6. Lead, Kindly Light
  7. My God, My Father, Dost Thou Call
  8. Nearer, My God, to Thee
  9. Not Worthy, Lord, to Gather Up the Crumbs
  10. O Brothers, Lift Your Voices
  11. O Christ, Who Hast Ascended
  12. O God, the Rock of Ages
  13. O Holy Father, Who in Tender Love
  14. O Jesus, Savior of the Lost
  15. Peace, Perfect Peace
  16. Rest in the Lord
  17. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  18. Stand, Soldier of the Cross
  19. Thine, Thine Forever
  20. Till He Come
  1. O God, I Love Thee