March 4, 1845, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England.

December 2, 1929, Basford, Nottinghamshire, England.

Parker belonged to the Chelsea Street Baptist Church in Nottingham. He started his career as an apprentice in the machine construction department of a lace making plant in New Basford, where he worked for some time. Later in his career he headed an insurance company. His works include:

  1. Children Know but Little
  2. Gaily Comes the Hours of Gladness
  3. Holy Spirit, Hear Us
  4. How Sweet the Message Which Jesus Has Sent
  5. I Love to Hear You Tell
  6. Jesus, I So Often Need Thee
  7. Just in the Harbor Sailing Are We
  8. Tell Me the Stories of Jesus
  9. Where the Rushes Bowed and Quivered
  10. Wilt Thou Show Us the Father?
  11. World May Beckon from Every Side, The