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