December 19, 1814, Troehraig, Ayrshire, Scotland.

December 29, 1868, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Campbell attended the University of Edinburg while quite young, and became a lawyer who devoted much of his time to the classics. In 1848, he began translating Latin hymns for relaxation. In 1852, at age 38, he left the Episcopal Church of Scotland and became a Roman Catholic. His works include:

  1. They Come, God’s Messengers of Love
  1. At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing
  2. Awful Thought of Endless Doom
  3. Come, Pure Hearts
  4. Christians, Come, in Sweetest Measures
  5. Thy Work on Earth, O Christ, Is Done
  6. Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem
  7. Ye Servants of a Martyred God
  8. Ye Servants of Our Glorious King