June 4, 1879, Oxford, Eng­land.

Ju­ly 1961, New South Wales, Australia (possibly near Epping).

In the Anglican section of Rookwood Ce­me­te­ry, New South Wales, Australia.


Educated at Hertford College, Oxford (BA 1905), Pilcher became an Anglican priest and emigrated to Canada in 1906. From 1906–36, he taught theology, Old Testament literature, and New Testament language and literature at Wycliffe College in Toronto. He also played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, was precentor at several churches, served at St. James Ca­thed­ral, and was bishop co-adjutor of Sydney, Australia (1936–56). He was also secretary to the committee for the Australian hymn book. His works in­clude:

  1. Come, Lord, Thy­self, in All Thy Grace
  2. God’s Son Vile Men Were Bind­ing
  3. Here, Lord, We Take the Bro­ken Bread
  4. Jesus, the Migh­ty Work Achieved
  5. King of Love, O Christ, We Crown Thee
  6. Lord, Here Am I, Send Me
  7. Savior in Gethsemane, The
  8. Soldiers Led the Savior Out, The
  9. Upon the Cross Down Lying
  10. Upon the Cross the Robber Prayed
  1. And Then the Sav­ior Turned
  2. Behold God’s Garden! Rest­ing Here
  3. Beneath the Cross of Jesus Kneel­ing
  4. Come, Lord, Thy­self with Thine Abound­ing Grace
  5. Death Is Dead, the True Life Liv­eth!
  6. E’er Since Be­neath God’s Open Sky
  7. Forsaken of God on Cal­vary
  8. Full Soon Will Fall the Win­ter Rain
  9. God of Our Land, Our Fa­ther’s God, Re­ceive
  10. Good Shep­herd, Thou Who Ga­vest
  11. How Mar­ve­lous God’s Great­ness
  12. I Know That My Re­deem­er
  13. I Stand by the Lone­ly Break­ers
  14. Jesus in Geth­sem­a­ne
  15. Jesus, Lord, Re­mem­ber Me
  16. Jesus, the Son of God, Was Bound
  17. Let Thy Sum­mer Gift, O Lord
  18. Lo! Now Is the Ac­cept­ed Time!
  19. Lord in­to His Fa­ther’s Hands, The
  20. Lord, Let Thy Spir­it, from Earth­ly Pass­ion Wean­ing
  21. My Life I Draw, Lord, from Thy Death
  22. O Lord, My Soul’s True Sun, to Rest
  23. O Thou Who Madest Water Wine
  24. Oft in Death’s Shadowy Vale, Like Screen of Night
  25. On the Wings of Light Declining
  26. Pathway of Thy Passion, The
  27. Sun Sinks o’er the Western Sea, The
  28. This Wondrous World, My God, a Book I Deem
  29. Thou Art, O Christ, the Everlasting Son!
  30. Unto God’s House in Olden Day
  31. What Though This Weary Earth-Born Flesh Lie Fettered
  32. What Time Life’s Early Morning
  33. When Winds Far-Blown from Realms of Pain
  34. Whene’er in Act or Word