December 14, 1824, Doncaster, England.

March 6, 1901, Oxford, England.

In the Christ Church section of Osney Cemetery, Oxford.

Bright was educated at University College, Oxford (BA 1846, MA 1849). In 1847, he was a Johnson’s Theological Scholar, and in 1848 won the Ellerton Theological Essay prize. He was elected to Fellow in 1847, and subsequently became Tutor of his College. Taking Holy Orders in 1848, he was for some time Tutor at Trinity College, Glenalmond. In 1859 he returned to Oxford, and in 1868 became Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. His works include:

  1. And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love
  2. And Now the Wants Are Told
  3. At Thy Feet, O Christ
  4. Behold Us, Lord, Before Thee Met
  5. God the Father, God the Son
  6. He Sat to Watch o’er Customs Paid
  7. Holy Name of Jesus
  8. How Oft, O Lord, Thy Face Hath Shone
  9. Now at the Night’s Return We Raise
  10. Once Again, O Blessèd Time
  11. Once, Only Once
  12. Still Throned in Heav’n
  13. Thou, the Christ Forever One
  14. We Know Thee Who Thou Art