August 15, 1802, Serjeants’ Inn, Fleet Street, London, England.

March 8, 1862, St. Marylebone, London, England.

Eldest son of Sir John Gurney, Baron of the Exchequer, Gurney was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (AB 1824, AM 1828). On taking Holy Orders, he became Curate of Lutterworth, Leicestershire (1824–44); and subsequently Rector of St. Mary’s, Marylebone; and Prebendary of St. Paul’s Cathedral. He was an active supporter of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge and other religious societies. His works include:

  1. Earth to Earth, and Dust to Dust
  2. Fair Waved the Golden Corn
  3. Great King of Nations, Hear Our Prayer
  4. Lord, as to Thy Dear Cross We Flee
  5. Savior, What Wealth Was Thine
  6. Soon to the Dust We Speed
  7. Thou God of Mercy and of Might
  8. Thou Plenteous Source of Light and Love
  9. Thou Who of Old Didst Raise
  10. Through Centuries of Sin and Woe
  11. We Praise Thee, Everlasting God
  12. We Saw Thee Not When Thou Didst Come
  13. Yes, God Is Good