1809–1878

No­vem­ber 23, 1809, Ma­dras, In­dia (now Chen­nai, Ta­mil Na­du).

Oc­to­ber 26, 1878, South Ken­sing­ton, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Friern Bar­net, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Herbert was the se­cond son of Ro­ger Kyn­as­ton, by his mar­ri­age to Geor­gi­a­na, third daugh­ter of Charles Oak­e­ley, go­ver­nor of Ma­dras.

Educated at West­min­ster School from 1823. He was ad­mit­ted to Christ Church, Ox­ford, in 1827, and ma­tri­cu­lat­ed on 30 May.

He won the col­lege prize for La­tin verse (sub­ject, Scyth­ae No­mad­es) in 1829, took a first-class in Clas­sics in 1831, and was ap­point­ed tu­tor and Greek read­er in 1836. He gra­du­at­ed BA in 1831, MA in 1833, and BD and DD in 1849.

He was se­lect preach­er at the un­i­ver­si­ty in 1841, and sub­se­quent­ly a lec­tur­er at his col­lege in phi­lo­lo­gy, a sub­ject to which he was much de­vot­ed, and to which he con­tin­u­al­ly dir­ect­ed the at­ten­tion of his pu­pils.

He was or­dained in 1834, and served as cur­ate of Cul­ham, Ox­ford­shire. Four years lat­er, at age 28, he was elect­ed High Mas­ter of St. Paul’s School, Lon­don, on the re­tire­ment of Dr. John Sleath.

Lord Tru­ro pre­sent­ed Kyn­as­ton in 1850 to the ci­ty liv­ing of St. Ni­cho­las Cole Ab­bey, with St. Ni­cho­las Ol­ave, which he held un­til the parish­es were merged with St. Ma­ry Som­er­set in 1866. He re­signed the mas­ter­ship of St. Paul’s in 1876, and the on­ly pre­fer­ment which he held at the time of his death was the pre­ben­dal stall of Ho­lborn in St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral, to which he was pre­sent­ed by Bi­shop Blom­field in Ju­ly 1853.

Kynaston con­trib­ut­ed to the Guar­di­an from time to time se­ver­al La­tin trans­la­tions of his own hymns and hymns by oth­ers, but most­ly these were not re­pub­lished.

His oth­er works in­clude:

  1. All Souls Are Mine
  2. Blessings and Be­reave­ment
  3. Children in the Mar­ket Place
  4. Collect for Ad­vent
  5. Descent from the Cross, The
  6. Ever Pre­sent Sin, The
  7. First Dis­ci­ple, The
  8. First Mis­sion­ary, The
  9. Hark! The Trum­pet, Earth’s Four Re­gions
  10. Jesus Pass­ing
  11. Land Be­fore Them, Where to Choose, The
  12. Lord’s Chast­en­ing, The
  13. Lord’s Knock­ing, The
  14. Mighty Work­ing, The
  15. Missionary Child, The
  16. Name of Je­sus
  17. Rehoboth, There Is Room
  18. Search for Je­sus, The
  19. Second Mi­ra­cu­lous Draught, The
  20. Silence in Hea­ven
  21. Thomas Not with the Ten
  22. Thomas with the Ten
  23. We Love Him Be­cause He First Loved Us
  24. Who Is My Neigh­bor?
  1. Christian, Wouldst Thou Boast Aright?
  2. Cross of Cal­va­ry, The
  3. Day of Life
  4. Jesu, So­lace of My Soul
  5. Now the World New Plea­sures Finds
  6. Weep No More This Ho­ly Morn­ing

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