Born: De­cem­ber 13, 1823, Shrews­bu­ry, Shrop­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Au­gust 10, 1897, Lee­nane, Coun­ty Mayo, Ire­land.

Buried: There is a mar­ble me­mor­i­al to How in the Ca­thed­ral of All Saints, Wake­field, where he was the first bi­shop. How­ev­er, he is bur­ied in Whit­tington, Shrop­shire, where he was rec­tor for 28 years.

Son of a so­li­ci­tor, How at­tend­ed Wad­ham Coll­ege, Ox­ford. In 1846, he was or­dained an Ang­li­can min­is­ter. He served as Cur­ate at Kid­der­mins­ter, then at Shrews­bu­ry. He then be­came Rec­tor at Whit­ting­ton, Shrop­shire, near the Welsh bor­der. In 1879, he be­came suf­fra­gen Bi­shop of Lon­don. In 1889, he was ap­point­ed Bi­shop of Wake­field, West York­shire. He was known for his work with the poor and with in­dus­tri­al work­ers. He al­so found time to write over 50 hymns, most of them dur­ing his stay in Whit­ting­ton. His works in­clude:



  1. Behold a Little Child
  2. Behold the Mas­ter Passeth By
  3. For All the Saints
  4. God’s Free Mercy Streameth
  5. It Is a Thing Most Wonderful
  6. Jesus, Name of Wondrous Love
  7. Lord Jesu, When We Stand Afar
  8. Lord, This Day Thy Children Meet
  9. Lord, Thy Children Guide and Keep
  10. O Daughters Blest of Galilee
  11. O Heavenly Fount of Light and Love
  12. O Holy Lord, Content to Live
  13. O Jesu, Crucified for Man
  14. O Jesus, Thou Art Standing
  15. O My Savior, Lifted
  16. O One with God the Father
  17. O Thou Through Suffering Perfect Made
  18. O Word of God Incarnate
  19. On Wings of Living Light
  20. Soldiers of the Cross, Arise!
  21. Summer Suns Are Glowing
  22. This Day at Thy Creating Word
  23. Thou Art the Christ, O Lord
  24. To Thee Our God We Fly
  25. We Give Thee but Thine Own
  26. When the Dark Waves Round Us Roll
  27. Who Is This So Weak and Helpless
  28. With Weary Feet and Saddened Heart
  29. Year is Swiftly Waning, The