Born: Ap­ril 25, 1839, Whit­more, Staf­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 19, 1900, Char­ter­house, Eng­land.

Buried: West Nor­wood Ce­me­te­ry and Cre­ma­to­ri­um, Lam­beth, Lon­don, Eng­land.



Stone was ed­u­cat­ed at Char­ter­house and at Pem­broke Col­lege, Ox­ford (BA 1862, MA 1872).

After ta­king Ho­ly Or­ders, he became cur­ate of Wind­sor in 1862, and of St. Paul’s, Hag­gers­ton, in 1870. In 1874, he suc­ceed­ed his fa­ther, Will­iam Stone, at St. Paul’s.

Around 1890, he took the par­ish of All-Hal­lows-on-the-Wall, Lon­don, and spent the rest of his life there.



Hymn for Church Workers

Christ, the Wisdom and the Power!
From our labor’s fleeting hour
To that timeless age of bliss
Which shall crown the toil of this,
Grant that all our life may be
Hidden and revealed in Thee.

That our work may be divine
Seek we not our own but Thine;
Lost to self and found in Thee,
Find we sweet humility,
Zeal by reverent love refined,
True devotion’s single mind.

So in Thee we shall be strong,
Seem the labor light or long;
And, though clouds of self and sin
Darken round us and within,
So not dimly shall we see
Light to lighten all in Thee.

Thus in Thee, O Wisdom, wise,
May we touch the blinded eyes,
Turn the steps that vainly roam
Back to happiness and home,
And in sacred waters sweet
Wash Thy young disciples’ feet.

Thus in Thee, O Power, we go
Through Thy Church’s war below,
In Thy panoply alway
Steadfast through the evil day;
Troubled ever, not distressed,
Moving to Thy Church at rest.

In Thee now, and in Thee then
Now, and when Thou com’st again;
Now at war among Thy foes,
Then at peace in Thy repose,
Brother-man and sovereign Lord,
Thine our work and our reward!

Samuel John Stone (1839–1900)

  1. All the Sac­ri­fice Is End­ed
  2. Awake, O Lord, the Zeal of Those Who Stand
  3. Bear the Trou­bles of Thy Life
  4. By Paul at War in Gen­tile Lands
  5. By Shep­herds First Was Heard
  6. By Thy Love Which Shone for Aye
  7. Christ the Wis­dom and the Pow­er
  8. Church’s One Foun­da­tion, The
  9. Dark Is the Sky That Ov­er­hangs My Soul
  10. Deeply Dark and Deep­ly Still
  11. Eastward, Ever East­ward
  12. England, By Thine Own Saint Al­ban
  13. Faith, Who Sees Be­yond the Por­tal
  14. Far Off Our Breth­ren’s Voices
  15. Give the Word, Eter­nal King
  16. Glory in Hea­ven to God
  17. God the Fa­ther, All in One
  18. God the Fat­her’s On­ly Son
  19. God the Spir­it, We Adore Thee
  20. Homeward We Pass in Peace
  21. How Can We Praise Thee, Fa­ther?
  22. Is There No Hope for Those Who Lie?
  23. Jesu, to My Heart Most Pre­cious
  24. Lo! They Were, and They Are, and Shall Be
  25. Lord Christ, My Mas­ter Dear
  26. Lord of Our Soul’s Sal­va­tion
  27. Lord of the Har­vest! It Is Right and Meet
  28. Mistful Are Our Wait­ing Eyes
  29. Most True, Most High
  30. My Savior! I Be­hold Thy Life
  31. Need Hath the Gold­en Ci­ty None
  32. None Else but Thee, For­ev­er­more
  33. O Fa­ther, in Whose Great De­sign
  34. O Joy, the Pur­est, Nob­lest
  35. O Thou, Be­fore Whose Pre­sence
  36. O Thou by Whom the Saints Abide
  37. O Thou Whose Love Pater­nal
  38. Old Year’s Long Cam­paign Is O’er, The
  39. On Ol­iv­et a Lit­tle Band
  40. Our God of Love, Who Reigns Above
  41. Peace: Le­ga­cy of Mys­tic Pow­er
  42. Remember Me, Show Forth My Death
  43. Round the Sac­red City Ga­ther
  44. Son For­sook the Fa­ther’s Home, The
  45. Sower Went to Sow His Seed, A
  46. Their Names Are Names of Kings
  47. There Is an An­cient Ri­ver
  48. Thou Who Hast Charged Thine El­der Sons
  49. Thou Who Didst Love Us When Our Woes Began
  50. Through Mid­night Gloom from Ma­ce­don
  51. Unchanging God, Hear from Eter­nal Heav’n
  52. Weary of Earth and La­den with My Sin
  53. While the Shep­herds Kept Their Vi­gil
  54. Whole Cre­a­tion Groans and Cries, The
  55. Winter in His Heart of Gloom
  56. World Is Sad with Hopes That Die, The
  57. Ye Faith­ful Few of Is­ra­el’s Cap­tive Days