|Short Name:||Richard H. Robinson|
|Full Name:||Robinson, Richard Hayes, 1842-1892|
Mr. Robinson was born in London, became incumbent of the Octagon Chapel, Bath, and in 1884 of St. German's, Blackheath. He wrote Sermons on Faith and Duty, The Creed and the Age.
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Robinson, Richard Hayes, was born in 1842, and educated at King's College, London. Taking Holy Orders in 1866, he became curate of St. Paul's, Penge. He subsequently held various charges, including the Octagon Chapel, Bath. He became Incumbent of St. Germans, Blackheath, in 1884. His prose works include Sermons on Faith and Duty, 2nd ed., 1873, and The Creed and the Age, 1884. His hymn "Holy Father, cheer our way " (Evening), was contributed to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871. It was written in 1869 for the congregation of St. Paul's, Upper Norwood, and was designed to be sung after the 3rd Collect at Evening Prayer. It has passed into several collections (sometimes in an altered form), including Hymns Ancient & Modern., 1875, and Thring's Collection, 1882. See the latter for the authorized text. He died Nov. 5, 1892.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)