Born: Jan­u­a­ry 25, 1825, Is­ling­ton, Eng­land.

Died: May 16, 1906, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: Wat­ton-at-Stone, Hert­ford­shire, Eng­land.

An honor grad­u­ate of Trin­i­ty Coll­ege, Cam­bridge, Bick­er­steth served as Vi­car of Christ Church, Hamp­stead; Dean of Glou­ces­ter; and Bi­shop of Ex­e­ter (1885-1900). He ed­it­ed three hymn­als, and wrote at least 30 hymns of his own. His works in­clude:



  1. Almighty Father, Hear Our Cry
  2. Come Ye Ourselves Apart
  3. Father of Heaven Above
  4. For My Sake, and the Gospel’s
  5. Hush! Blessèd Are the Dead
  6. Lead, Kindly Light
  7. My God, My Father, Dost Thou Call
  8. Nearer, My God, to Thee
  9. Not Worthy, Lord, to Gather Up the Crumbs
  10. O Brothers, Lift Your Voices
  11. O Christ, Who Hast Ascended
  12. O God, the Rock of Ages
  13. O Ho­ly Father, Who in Tender Love
  14. O Jesus, Savior of the Lost
  15. Peace, Perfect Peace
  16. Rest in the Lord
  17. Savior, Breathe an Evening Blessing
  18. Stand, Sol­dier of the Cross
  19. Thine, Thine Forever
  20. Till He Come


  1. O God, I Love Thee