Born: June 12, 1819, Holne vicarage, Devonshire, England.
Died: January 23, 1875, Eversley, Hampshire, England.
Buried: St. Mary’s churchyard, Eversley, Hampshire, England.
Kingsley entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, in 1838, and graduated first class in classics, and senior optime.
He was subsequently rector of Eversley (1844–75), private chaplain to Queen Victoria (1859), history professor at Cambridge (1860–69), canon of Chester (1869–73) and canon of Westminster (1873–75).
Kingsley wrote numerous prose works and poems; the latter were not intended as hymns, but some have come into use as such.
His works include: