1810–1883

Introduction

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Born: Sep­tem­ber 28, 1810, Stave­ley, Derby­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 21, 1883, Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Buried: Cam­bridge, Eng­land.

Biography

Birks at­tend­ed Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge, where he be­came a Fel­low.

He took Ho­ly Or­ders in 1837, then be­came rec­tor of Kels­hall, Hert­ford­shire (1844); vi­car of Ho­ly Tri­ni­ty, Cam­bridge (1866); can­on of Ely Ca­the­dral (1871); and Pro­fes­sor of Mor­al Phi­lo­so­phy at Cam­bridge (1872).

Works

His works in­clude Bib­li­cal, as­tro­no­mic­al, sci­en­tif­ic, pro­phet­ic, and oth­er sub­jects. He wrote the Mem­oirs of Rev. E. Bick­er­steth (his fa­ther-in-law), 1851.

He also au­thored about 100 hymns. Some ap­peared in Bick­er­steth’s Chris­tian Psal­mo­dy, 1833, oth­ers in his 1871 Com­pan­ion Psal­ter.

Sources

Lyrics