October 23, 1844, Walmer, Kent, England.

April 21, 1930, Chilswell, Boar’s Hill, Oxford, England.

St. Peter and St. Paul churchyard, Yattendon, Berkshire, England.


Bridges attended Eton and Corpus Christi College, Oxford (BA 1867, MA 1874), planning to be a doctor, but eventually discovered his literary gifts—he wrote three volumes of lyrics, several plays, literary criticism, and other works. He became British Poet Laureate in 1913. Some of his better known poems are:

His other works include:

  1. All Praise Be to God
  2. Rejoice, O Land, in God Thy Might
  1. Ah, Holy Jesus
  2. Duteous Day Now Closeth, The
  3. Fear Not, Thou Faithful Christian Flock
  4. Happy Are They, They That Love God
  5. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  6. Joy and Triumph Everlasting
  7. Love of the Father
  8. My God, Accept My Heart This Day
  9. Now Cheer Our Hearts
  10. O Gladsome Light
  11. O Splendor of God’s Glory Bright
  12. When Morning Gilds the Skies