1905-1987

June 22, 1905, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India, to British parents.

July 21, 1987, Bromley, Kent, England.

Educated at Leeds Girls’ High School and the University of Leeds, England, she worked for over two decades as secretary for a neurologist, and then at the Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus in London.

Herklots had begun writing poetry as a child, but did not turn to hymn writing until around 1940. In 1968, two her hymns made it to the finals of the Hymns for Britain contest and were sung on television. Altogether, she wrote a total of around 70 hymns.

  1. Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive
  2. In Bethlehem a Newborn Boy