November 14, 1832, Glendoen, Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland.

March 18, 1916, The Four Winds, Ewhurst, Surrey, England.

St. John-at-Hampstead churchyard, Hampstead, London.


Brooke attended Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland (BA 1856, MA 1858). He won the Downes Prize, and the Vice Chancellor’s prize for English verse. He took Holy Orders, and became curate of St. Matthew’s, Marylebone (1857–59); Kensington (1860–63); Chaplain to the British Embassy in Berlin (1863–65); Minister of St. James Chapel, York Street, London (1866–75); and of Bedford Chapel, 1876. He was also appointed as Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen in 1872. His works include:

  1. Immortal Love, Within Whose Righteous Will
  2. It Fell upon a Summer Day
  3. It Is Finished, All the Pain
  4. Let the Whole Creation Cry
  5. Morning Walks upon the Earth, The
  6. Mysterious Spirit, unto Whom
  7. Now That Day Its Wings Has Furled
  8. O God, Whose Love Is Near
  9. O That Thou Wouldst the Heavens Rend
  10. O Who Is This That on the Tree
  11. Oft as We Run the Weary Way
  12. Still the Night, Holy the Night
  13. Through the Starry Midnight Dim
  14. When the Lord of Love Was Here