Edwin Hodder

Short Name: Edwin Hodder
Full Name: Hodder, Edwin, 1837-1904
Birth Year: 1837
Death Year: 1904

Hodder, Edwin, published in 1863 The New Sunday School Hymn Book, and in 1868 a New and Enlarged edition of the same. To this collection he contributed 27 hymns, each of which is headed with his name. Of these nearly one half have passed into other hymnals for children, including Major; the Baptist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1880 ; the Sunday School Union Voice of Praise, 1886, and others. Born in 1838.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Hodder, Edwin, p. 1571, i., was b. Dec. 13, 1837, at Staines, Middlesex, and went to New Zealand in 1856. After his return he joined the English Civil Service in 1861, retiring in 1897, and finally resided at Henfield, Sussex. He d. March 1, 1904. He was the author of many works, biographical, devotional and other, the earliest being Memories of New Zealand Life, 1862, and the latest The Life of a Century, 1900. His hymns appeared in his New Sunday School Hymn Book, 1863, and 2nd ed. 1863, including:—
1. Father, give us now Thy blessing. Close of School.
2. Lord, we bring our work to Thee. Christian Service.
3. The night was wild, and stormy winds. It is I.
4. The Saviour loves all children. Jesus the Children's Friend.
5. Thy Word is like a garden, Lord. Holy Scripture.
Of these Nos. 1, 3, 5, appeared in 1863, Nos. 2, 4 were added in 1868. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

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