Ada R. Habershon Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England, on January 8, 1861.
Alex Mitchell (journalist) Ruth Alex Mitchell was a British journalist who was the "editor and driving force behind the Christian current affairs magazine Third Way". She edited Third Way for five of its first six years and "established its reputation as making a significant contribution to Christian social thinking."
Ambrose Serle Ambrose Serle (1742–1812) was an English official, diarist and writer of Christian prose and hymns.
Amos Sutton Amos Sutton (Sevenoaks in Kent, 1802 — Cuttack, Orissa, August 17, 1854) was an English General Baptist missionary to Orissa, India, and hymn writer.
Anne Steele Anne Steele (1717 – November 11, 1778), English hymn writer, was born at Broughton, Hampshire.
Athelstan Riley John Athelstan Laurie Riley was an English hymn writer and hymn translator.
Augusta Amherst Austen Augusta Amherst Austen (2 August 1827 – 5 August 1877) was a British organist and composer, chiefly of hymns.
Augustus Montague Toplady Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 – August 11, 1778) was an Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer.
Augustus Toplady Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 – August 11, 1778) was an Anglican clergyman and hymn-writer.
Benjamin Beddome Benjamin Beddome (23 January 1717 – 23 September 1795) was an English Baptist minister and hymnist.
Bernadette Farrell Bernadette Farrell (born 1957) is a British Catholic hymnwriter whose works have gained popularity among Christians of a variety of denominations.
Brian Foley (hymnist) Father (William) Brian Foley (1919 – 11 October 2000) was a Roman Catholic priest and hymnist.
Charles John Thomas Charles John Thomas (November 20, 1832 – March 31, 1919) was the director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for part of the 1860s, and was involved in several other musical endeavors in early Utah.
Charles Spurgeon Charles Haddon Spurgeon was a British Particular Baptist preacher. Spurgeon remains highly influential among Christians of various denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers".
Charles Steggall Charles H. Steggall (3 June 1826 – 7 June 1905) was an English hymn writer and composer.
Charles W. Penrose Charles William Penrose (February 4, 1832 – May 16, 1925) was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1904 to 1911.
Charles Wesley Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, son of Anglican clergyman and poet Samuel Wesley, the younger brother of Methodist founder John...
Charlotte Alington Barnard Charlotte Alington Pye Barnard (23 December 1830, London – 30 January 1869, Dover) was an English poet and composer of ballads and hymns, who often wrote under the pseudonym Claribel.
Charlotte Elliott Charlotte Elliott (March 18, 1789 – September 22, 1871) was an English poet and hymn writer.
Christina Rossetti Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems.
Christopher Smart Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), also known as "Kit Smart", "Kitty Smart", and "Jack Smart", was an English poet.
Cyril Alington Cyril Argentine Alington was an English educationalist, scholar, cleric, and prolific author.
Edward Perronet Edward Perronet (1726 – 2 January 1792) was the son of an Anglican priest, who worked closely with Anglican priest John Wesley and his brother Charles Wesley for many years in England's eighteen...
Frederick William Faber Frederick William Faber, C.O., (28 June 1814 — 26 September 1863) was a noted English hymn writer and theologian, who converted from Anglicanism to the Catholic priesthood.
George Careless George Edward Percy Careless was a prominent Latter-day Saint composer and conductor.
George Hugh Bourne George Hugh Bourne was a hymnodist, schoolmaster and warden, chaplain to the Bishop of Bloemfontein, and ultimately on the staff of Salisbury Cathedral as Sub-dean and Prebendary.
George Job Elvey Sir George Job Elvey (1816–1893), English organist and composer.
George Manwaring George Manwaring (March 19, 1854 – July 7, 1889) was a hymnwriter of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).
Gerard Moultrie Gerald Moultrie was a Victorian public schoolmaster and Anglican hymnographer born on September 16, 1829, at Rugby Rectory, Warwickshire, England.
Godfrey Thring Godfrey Thring (25 March 1823 – 13 September 1903), was an Anglican clergyman and hymn writer.
Graham Kendrick Graham Kendrick (born 2 August 1950, Blisworth, Northamptonshire) is a prolific British Christian singer-songwriter and worship leader.
Hardwicke Rawnsley Canon Hardwicke Drummond Rawnsley (29 September 1851 – 28 May 1920), was a Church of England clergyman, poet, writer of hymns, local politician, and conservationist, remembered as one of the co-...
Henry Alford Henry Alford (7 October 1810 – 12 January 1871) was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.
Henry Gauntlett (priest) Henry Gauntlett was an English cleric of evangelical views, known for his work on Biblical prophecy.
Isaac Watts Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian hymnwriter, theologian and logician.
James Edmeston James Edmeston (10 September 1791 – 7 January 1867) was an English architect and surveyor; he was also known as a prolific writer of church hymns.
James H. Wallis James H. Wallis (1861–1940) was a Latter-day Saint hymnwriter, editor and Patriarch.
Jan Struther Jan Struther was the pen name of Joyce Anstruther, later Joyce Maxtone Graham and finally Joyce Placzek (June 6, 1901 – July 20, 1953), an English writer remembered for h...
John Bacchus Dykes John Bacchus Dykes (10 March 1823 Kingston upon Hull – 22 January 1876 Ticehurst, Sussex) was an English clergyman and hymnist.
John Cennick John Cennick (12 December 1718 – 4 July 1755) was an early Methodist and Moravian evangelist and hymnwriter.
John Darwall John Darwall (1731–1789) was an English clergyman and hymnodist.
John E. Tullidge John Elliott Tullidge, Sr. (November 29, 1806 – January 17, 1873) was the first music critic in Utah Territory and was a Latter Day Saint musician and hymnwriter.
John Ellerton The Rev. John Ellerton (16 December 1826 – 15 June 1893) was a hymn writer and hymnologist.
John Fawcett (theologian) John Fawcett (6 January 1739 – 25 July 1817) was a British-born Baptist theologian, pastor and hymn writer.
John Francis Wade John Francis Wade (1711 – 16 August 1786) was an English hymnist who is sometimes credited with writing and composing the hymn "Adeste Fideles" (which was later translated to "O Come All Ye Fait...
John Henry Newman Blessed John Henry Newman CO (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890), also referred to as Cardinal Newman, was an important figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.
John Jaques (Mormon) John Jaques (7 January 1827 – 1 June 1900) was a Latter Day Saint hymnwriter and missionary and an Assistant Church Historian for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
John Keble John Keble (25 April 1792 – 29 March 1866) was an English churchman and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement.
John Kent (hymnist) John Kent (December 1766 – November 15, 1843) was an English Calvinist Baptist writer of hymns.
John M. Chamberlain John Marvin Chamberlain (May 27, 1844 - 1928) was an English born composer of hymns, as well as a pianist and music store owner.
John Mason (poet) John Mason (1646?–94) was a Calvinistic Anglican priest, poet and pioneering, influential hymn-writer.
John Moultrie (hymn writer) John Moultrie was born on 31 December 1799 in London and was parish priest at Rugby, Warwickshire from 1825, and died on 26 December 1874 at Rugby of smallpox which he caught from an ill pa...
John Moultrie (poet) John Moultrie (1799–1874) was an English clergyman, known as a poet and hymn-writer.
John Newton John Henry Newton was an English sailor and evangelical Anglican cleric. Starting his career at sea at a young age, he became involved with the slave trade for a few years. After experiencing a Christian conversion, he became a cleric and hymn-writer.
John Rippon John Rippon (29 April 1751 – 17 December 1836) was an English Baptist minister and in 1787 published an important hymnal, A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors, Intended to Be an Appendix...
John Ryland John Ryland (1753–1823) was an English Baptist minister.
John Samuel Bewley Monsell The Rev. John Samuel Bewley Monsell (March 2, 1811) - (April 9, 1875) was an Irish Anglican clergyman and poet.
John Taylor (Mormon) John Taylor (November 1, 1808 – July 25, 1887) was the third president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1880 to 1887.
John Wesley John Wesley (2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian who, with his brother Charles Wesley and fellow cleric George Whitefield, is credited with the foundation of the evang...
Joseph Barnby Sir Joseph Barnby (12 August 1838 – 28 January 1896), English musical composer and conductor.
Joseph Hart Joseph Hart (1712 – May 24, 1768) was an 18th-century Calvinist minister in London.
Joseph J. Daynes Joseph John Daynes (April 2, 1851 – January 15, 1920) was the first organist at the Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah and for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Joseph Nicholds Joseph Nicholds (ca.1785–1860) was a player of the keyed bugle and a composer of sacred music, today known as West gallery music.
Joseph Stennett Joseph Stennett (1663 – 11 July 1713) was a Seventh Day Baptist minister and hymnwriter.
Joseph Swain (poet) Joseph Swain (1761 - 16 April 1796) was a British Baptist minister, poet and hymnwriter.
Joseph Williams (composer) Joseph Williams (c. 1800–1834) was a coal-miner and composer of sacred music, known today as West gallery music.
Josiah Conder (editor and author) Josiah Conder, sometimes spelt Condor, (17 September 1789 – 27 December 1855), correspondent of Robert Southey and well connected to romantic authors of his day, was editor of the British li...
Katherine Hankey Arabella Katherine Hankey (January 12, 1834–May 9, 1911) was an English evangelist who is best known for being the author of a poem from which the hymns, Tell me the old, old story and I l...
Leonard N. Fowles Leonard Nowell Fowles (1870 December – 1939 January) was an English organist and choirmaster, classical music composer, arranger, teacher, adjudicator and conductor, best remembered for his hymn...
Mark Hill Forscutt Mark Hill Forscutt (19 June 1834 – 18 October 1903) was an English hymn writer and a leader in several denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Michael Perry (hymnwriter) Michael Arnold Perry (1942-1996) was a Church of England clergyman and one of the leading British hymnwriters of the 20th century.
Michael Saward Michael Saward (born 14 May 1932) is an Anglican priest and hymnist.
Noel Richards Noel Richards is a Welsh singer-songwriter, worship leader, and recording artist.
Noël Tredinnick Dr Noël Tredinnick FRSCM (born 1949) is a British composer, organist, orchestrator, and conductor, notable for his many contributions to several hymnals, his regular appearances on the BBC's Son...
Philip Doddridge Philip Doddridge DD (26 June 1702 – 26 October 1751) was an English Nonconformist leader, educator, and hymnwriter.
Reginald Heber Reginald Heber (21 April 1783 – 3 April 1826) was an English clergyman, traveller, man of letters and hymn-writer who, after working as a country parson for 16 years, served as the Anglican...
Richard Beeard Richard Beeard, also Berde, was an English hymn writer.
Richard Kempenfelt Richard Kempenfelt (1718 – 29 August 1782) was a British rear-admiral who gained a reputation as a naval innovator.
Robert B. Thompson Robert Blashel Thompson was an associate of Joseph Smith, Jr., a Danite and leader in the Latter Day Saint movement, and an official historian of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Robert Corbet Singleton Robert Corbet Singleton was Warden of St. Columba’s College, Dublin, subsequently First Warden of St. Peter’s College, Radley, and a noted writer and translator of hymns.
Robert Robinson (Baptist) Robert Robinson (September 27, 1735 – June 9, 1790) was a determined English Dissenter, an influential Baptist and scholar who made a lifelong study of the antiquity and history of Christian Baptism.
Rudyard Kipling Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He is chiefly remembered for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India and his tales for children.
Ruth May Fox Ruth May Fox (November 16, 1853 – April 12, 1958) was a nineteenth-century English-born women's rights activist in the Territory of Utah.
Sabine Baring-Gould Sabine Baring-Gould was an English Anglican priest, hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar. His bibliography consists of more than 1240 publications, though this list continues to grow.
Samuel Crossman Samuel Crossman (1623 – 4 February 1683) was a minister of the Church of England and a hymnwriter.
Samuel Pearce Samuel Pearce (1766–1799) was an English Baptist minister, known as a hymn-writer.
Samuel Stennett Samuel Stennett (1 June 1727 – 24 August 1795) was a Seventh Day Baptist minister and hymnwriter.
Samuel Trevor Francis Samuel Trevor Francis (1834–1925) was an English lay preacher and hymn writer, with the Plymouth Brethren.
Sarah Bache Sarah Bache (1771? – 23 July 1844), was an English hymn writer.
Sarah Doudney Sarah Doudney (15 January 1841, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hampshire – 8 December 1926, Oxford) was an English novelist and poet, best known as a children's writer and hymnwriter.
Timothy Dudley-Smith Timothy Dudley-Smith OBE (born 26 December 1926) is an English hymnwriter and a retired bishop of the Church of England.
W. H. Jude William Herbert Jude (1851-1922), usually credited as W.H. Jude, was an English composer and organist.
Walter John Mathams Walter John Mathams was a nineteenth-century British hymnwriter, soldier and minister, who attended Regent's Park College in London in the 1870s as a Baptist ministerial student before convertin...
William Chatterton Dix William Chatterton Dix (14 June 1837 – 9 September 1898) was an English writer of hymns and carols.
William Clayton (Mormon) William H. Clayton (July 17, 1814 – December 4, 1879) was an early leader in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and acted as a clerk and scribe to the Mormon religious leader ...
William Cowper William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.
William Fowler (Mormon) William Fowler (May 9, 1830 – August 25, 1865) was the author of the popular Latter-day Saint hymn "We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet".
William Gadsby William Gadsby (1773–1844) was an English Baptist pastor.
William Gaskell The Reverend William Gaskell (Latchford, Cheshire, 24 July 1805 – 12 June 1884) was an English Unitarian minister, charity worker and pioneer in the education of the working class.
William Tans'ur William Tans'ur (or Tansur, Tanzer, Letansur) (6 November 1706, Dunchurch – 7 October 1783, St. Neots) was an English hymn-writer, composer of West gallery music, and tea...
William Whiting (poet) William Whiting (November 1, 1825 – May 3, 1878) was an English writer and hymnist, best known for his 1860 hymn Eternal Father, Strong to Save (often called "The Navy Hymn", used by t...
William Willes William Willes (1814–1890) was an early Latter-day Saint songwriter and, along with Hugh Findlay, was one of the first Mormon missionaries to enter India.