December 19, 1855, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.

August 9, 1933, Clifton, Bristol, England.


Draper was educated at Ke­ble College, Ox­ford (BA in honors, MA 1880). He was ordained in 1880, and was Curate of St. Ma­ry’s, Shrews­bury; Vicar of Al­fre­ton, Der­by­shire; Vicar of the Abbey Church, Shrews­bu­ry; Rector of Adel, York­shire (1899–1919); Master of the Temple, Lon­don (1919–30); and Vicar of Ax­bridge, So­mer­set. His works include:

Draper also contributed hymns to the Guardian, Church Monthly, and other magazines. He wrote about 60 hymns altogether.

  1. Come Forth, Ye Sick and Poor
  2. From Homes of Quiet Peace
  3. How Blest the Land Where God Is Known
  4. How Fair Was the Land of God’s People of Old
  5. Hush, All Ye Sounds of War
  6. In Our Day of Thanksgiving
  7. Lord, Through This Holy Week of Our Salvation
  8. Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone
  9. Rejoice, Ye Angels in the Sky
  10. Righteous Father, We Have Wronged Thee
  11. We Love God’s Acre Round the Church
  12. What Can I Do for England?
  13. Ye Sons of God, Arise
  1. All Creatures of Our God and King