Born: No­vem­ber 6, 1834, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Ap­ril 6, 1911, Shep­per­ton, Mid­dle­sex, Eng­land.

Cremated: Wok­ing, Sur­rey, Eng­land.


Hopps at­tend­ed the Bap­tist col­lege in Lei­ces­ter, Eng­land.

He pas­tored at Hug­gles­cote and Ib­stock, Lei­ces­ter­shire, then in 1856 was ap­point­ed as­sist­ant pas­tor at the Church of the Sav­iour in Birm­ing­ham. After four years there, he served Un­i­tar­i­an church­es in Shef­field, Du­kin­field, Glas­gow, Lei­ces­ter (1876–92), and Lon­don (1905–09).

He ed­it­ed the month­ly Truth­seek­er (1863–87), and com­piled:

  1. Cold and Cheer­less, Dark and Drear
  2. Father, Lead Me Day by Day
  3. Father, Let Thy King­dom Come
  4. God Bless the Lit­tle Child­ren
  5. God of Our Fa­thers, Hear Our Pray­er
  6. Hark, Hark, My Soul! Thy Fa­ther’s Voice Is Call­ing
  7. Hope for the Day Is Dawn­ing
  8. Jesus My Sav­ior, Thou Lamb of God
  9. O Lead Me, Fa­ther, Lest I Stray
  10. Soldiers of the Eter­nal King
  11. We Praise Thee Oft for Hours of Bliss