May 10, 1816, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

June 10, 1900, Lowestoft, Suffolk, England.

All Saints’ Church, Childwall, Liverpool, England.

Ryle was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he was Craven Scholar in 1836. He served as a curate in Exbury, Hampshire; Rector of St Thomas’, Winchester (1843); Rector of Helmingham, Suffolk (1844); Vicar of Stradbroke (1861); Honorary Canon of Norwich (1872); and Dean of Salisbury (1880). Before taking the latter office, though, he was appointed the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool, at the recommendation of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli. He retired in 1900. His works include:

  1. Faith Is a Very Simple Thing
  2. Good News
  3. Mine!
  4. Revive Thy Work, O Lord
  5. Sound the High Praises