August 6, 1821, London, England.

February 1, 1891, the Deanery, Wells, England.

Wells Cathedral, England.


Plumptre was educated at King’s College, London, and University College, Oxford, graduating as a double first in 1844. He was for some time Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. On taking Holy Orders in 1846, he rapidly reached a foremost position as theologian and preacher. His appointments included assistant preacher at Lincoln’s Inn; select preacher at Oxford; Professor of Pastoral Theology at King’s College, Cambridge; Prebendary in St. Paul’s Cathedral, London; Professor of Exegesis of the New Testament, King’s College, London; Boyle Lecturer; Grinfield Lecturer on the Septuagint, Oxford; and many others. His works include:

  1. Behold They Gain the Lonely Height
  2. For All Thy Countless Bounties
  3. Hark, the Hosts of Heaven Are Singing
  4. Lo, Summer Comes Again!
  5. March, March Onward Soldiers True
  6. O Light, Whose Beams Illumine All
  7. O Lord of Hosts, All Heaven Possessing
  8. O Praise the Lord Our God
  9. Rejoice, Ye Pure in Heart
  10. Thine Arm, O Lord, in Days of Old
  11. Thy Hand, O God, Has Guided