1824–1901
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De­cem­ber 14, 1824, Don­cas­ter, Eng­land.

March 6, 1901, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

In the Christ Church sec­tion of Os­ney Ce­me­te­ry, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

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 a 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. O God, in This Calm Ev­en­tide
  11. Once Again, O Bless­èd Time
  12. Once, On­ly Once
  13. Still Throned in Heav’n
  14. Thou, the Christ For­ev­er One
  15. To Thank Thee, Lord, for This New Morn
  16. We Know Thee Who Thou Art