October 31, 1758, Bridge Gate, Derbyshire, England.

March 24, 1846, Yoxall Lodge (his home), Derbyshire, England.

Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, at the church where he served as curate.

© National Portrait Gallery

Gisborne was educated at St. John’s College, Oxford, where he was 5th Wrangler of the year (BA 1780, MA 1783). He served as perpetual curate of Barton-under-Needwood, Staffordshire, and later Prebendary of Durham. His works include:

  1. Hark! ’Tis the Bell with Solemn Toll
  2. O Father, Glorify Thy Name
  3. Savior, When Night Involves the Skies
  4. Soldier’s Course from Battles Won, A
  5. Thy Humblest Works with Full Accord
  6. When Groves by Moonlight Silence Keep