1783-1826
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April 21, 1783, Malpas, Cheshire, England.

April 3, 1826, Trichinopoly (Tiruchirappalli), Tamil Nadu, India, of a cerebral hemorrhage while bathing.

St. John’s Church, Trichinopoly, Tamil Nadu, India (north side of the altar).

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Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
© National Portrait Gallery

Heber attended Brasenose College, Oxford, where he won a number of awards in English and Latin. He received a fellowship to All Souls College, and later became Rector at Hodnet, Shropshire, England. In 1823, he became, somewhat reluctantly, Bishop of Calcutta (Kolkata), India. Most of his hymns were not published until after his death; 57 of them appeared in Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (London: J. Murray, 1827).

  1. Beneath Our Feet, and o’er Our Head
  2. Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken
  3. Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning
  4. By Cool Siloam’s Shady Rill
  5. Creator of the Rolling Flood
  6. Feeble Pulse, the Gasping Breath, The
  7. Forth from the Dark and Stormy Sky
  8. From Foes That Would the Land Devour
  9. From Greenland’s Icy Mountains
  10. God Is Gone Up with a Merry Noise
  11. God of Glory Walks His Round, The
  12. God, That Madest Earth and Heaven
  13. Holy, Holy, Holy
  14. Hosanna to the Living Lord
  15. Lo, the Lilies of the Field
  16. Lord of Mercy and Might
  17. Lord of Might from Sinai’s Brow, The
  18. Lord, Whose Love, in Power Excelling
  19. Lord Will Come! The Earth Shall Quake, The
  20. O Captain of God’s Host
  21. O God, by Whom the Seed Is Given
  22. O God, My Sins Are Manifold
  23. O Hand of Bounty, Largely Spread
  24. O King of Earth, and Air, and Sea
  25. O More Than Merciful, Whose Bounty Gave
  26. O Most Merciful! O Most Bountiful
  27. O Savior, Whom This Holy Morn
  28. O Thou, Who Gav’st Thy Servant Grace
  29. O Thou, Whom Neither Time Nor Space
  30. O Weep Not o’er Thy Children’s Tomb
  31. Oh Blest Were the Accents of Early Creation
  32. Oh, Savior, Is Thy Promise Fled
  33. Room for the Proud! Ye Sons of Clay
  34. Sit Thou on My Right Hand
  35. Son of God Goes Forth to War, The
  36. Sound of War in Earth and Air, The
  37. Spirit of Truth, on This Thy Day
  38. There Was Joy in Heaven
  39. Thou Art Gone to the Grave
  40. Though Sorrows Rise and Dangers Roll
  41. To Conquer and Save, the Son of God
  42. Virgin-Born, We Bow Before Thee
  43. Wake Not, O Mother, Sounds of Lamentation
  44. When on Her Maker’s Bosom
  45. When Spring Unlocks the Flowers
  46. When Through the Torn Sail
  47. Who Yonder on the Desert Heath
  48. World Is Grown Old, Her Pleasures Are Past, The
  1. Calcutta