Born: De­cem­ber 19, 1855, Ken­il­worth, War­wick­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 9, 1933, Clif­ton, Bris­tol, Eng­land.

Draper was ed­u­cat­ed at Ke­ble Coll­ege, Ox­ford (BA in honors, MA 1880). He was or­dained in 1880, and was Cur­ate of St. Ma­ry’s, Shrews­bu­ry; Vi­car of Al­fre­ton; Vic­ar of the Ab­bey Church, Shrews­bu­ry; Rec­tor of Adel, York­shire (1899-1919); Mas­ter of the Tem­ple, Lon­don (1919-30); and Vi­car of Ax­bridge, Som­er­set. His works in­clude:

Draper al­so con­trib­ut­ed hymns to the Guard­i­an, Church Month­ly, and other mag­a­zines. He wrote about 60 hymns al­to­ge­ther.



  1. Come Forth, Ye Sick and Poor
  2. From Homes of Quiet Peace
  3. How Blest the Land Where God Is Known
  4. How Fair Was the Land of God’s People of Old
  5. Hush, All Ye Sounds of War
  6. In Our Day of Thanksgiving
  7. Lord, Through This Ho­ly Week of Our Salva­tion
  8. Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone
  9. Rejoice, Ye Angels in the Sky
  10. Righteous Father, We Have Wronged Thee
  11. We Love God’s Acre Round the Church
  12. What Can I Do for Eng­land
  13. Ye Sons of God, Arise


  1. All Creatures of Our God and King