February 27, 1867, Kilburn, Middlesex, England.

May 29, 1936, Westminster, London, England.

Westminster Abbey, London, England.


Dearmer attended Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1890, MA 1896). He was ordained an Anglican deacon in 1891, priest in 1892, and served as Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin in Primrose Hill, London (1901–15). In World War I, he was a Red Cross chaplain in Serbia. In 1916, he worked with the Young Men’s Christian Association in France. In 1916 & 1917, he joined the Mission of Help in India. In 1919, he was appointed professor of ecclesiastical art at King’s College, London. In 1931, he became a canon of Westminster Abbey. He wrote or edited:

  1. Ah! Think Not the Lord Delayeth
  2. Book of Books
  3. Brighter Dawn Is Breaking, A
  4. Draw Us in the Spirit’s Tether
  5. Father, Who on Man Dost Shower
  6. God, We Thank Thee, Not in Vain
  7. He Who Would Valiant Be
  8. Holy God, We Offer Here
  9. Jesus, Good Above All Other
  10. Let Us Rejoice, the Fight Is Won
  11. Life Is Good, for God Contrives It
  12. Lo, in the Wilderness a Voice
  13. Lord of Health, Thou Life Within Us
  14. Lord, the Wind and Sea Obey Thee
  15. Remember All the People
  16. Thou Judge by Whom Each Empire Fell
  17. To the Name That Is Salvation
  18. Welcome, Day of the Lord
  19. When by Fear My Heart Is Daunted
  20. Winter’s Sleep Was Long and Deep, The
  1. Christ, the Fair Glory of the Holy Angels
  2. Father Most Holy, Merciful and Tender
  3. Father of Spirits, Whose Divine Control
  4. Father, We Praise Thee
  5. Little Jesus, Sweetly Sleep (1928)
  6. Martyr of God, Whose Strength Was Steeled
  7. O Glorious Maid, Exalted Far
  8. O Let the Heart Beat High with Bliss
  9. Sing, My Tongue, the Glorious Battle
  10. Strengthen for Service, Lord
  11. Unto Us a Boy Is Born
  12. When Christ Our Lord Had Passed Once More
  13. Why, Impious Herod, Shouldst Thou Fear