March 12, 1801, Orton, Westmorland, England.

Circa February 1882, near Ulverston, Lancashire.

Brother of hymnist Thomas Holme, James enrolled at the University of Cambridge at age 20, graduating in honors from Gonville and Caius College in 1825. He was ordained the same year, and went on to serve as Incumbent of Low Harrogate, Yorkshire (1838); Vicar of Kirk-Leatham, Yorkshire (1839); at Bolton, near Bradford; and with D. T. K. Drummond in the ministry of St. Thomas’ English Episcopal Chapel in Edinburgh, Scotland (as of 1867). His works include:

  1. All Things Are Ours
  2. God, My Father, Hear Me Pray
  3. How Soon Will the Light
  4. Lord Jesus, God of Grace and Love
  5. On Each Return of Holy Rest