1840–1925

No­vem­ber 8, 1840, St. Paul’s Cray, Kent, Eng­land.

De­cem­ber 1, 1925, St. Ed­mund’s Col­lege, Sal­is­bu­ry, Eng­land.

George was the son of Rev. R. B. Bourne.

He was ed­ucat­ed at Eton and Christ Church, Ox­ford (BA 1863, BCL 1866, DCL 1871).

Taking Ho­ly Or­ders in 1863, he served as As­sist­ant Cur­ate of Sand­ford-on-Thames (1863–65), Head Mas­ter of St. An­drew’s Chard­stock (1866–74), and as of 1886 was War­den of that school, which was trans­ferred to St. Ed­mund’s, Sal­is­bury (1874–85); Chap­lain to the Bish­op of Bloem­fon­tein, South Af­ri­ca (1879–98); Sub-dean of Sal­is­bury Ca­thed­ral (1887–1901); and Trea­sur­er and Pre­ben­da­ry of Sal­is­bury Ca­thed­ral (1901). His works in­clude:

  1. Lord, En­throned in Hea­ven­ly Splen­dor
  2. O Christ, Our God
  3. O Christ, the King of Hu­man Life
  4. Of the Won­drous Bo­dy, O My Tongue Be Tel­ling
  5. Scarce Dis­cern­ing Aught Be­fore Us