November 6, 1834, London, England.

April 6, 1911, Shepperton, Middlesex, England.

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 at Unitarian churches in Sheffield, Dukinfield, Glasgow, Leicester (1876–92), and London (1905–09). He also 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