Bode, John Ernest, M.A., son of Mr. William Bode, late of the General Post Office, b. 1816, and educated at Eton, the Charter House, and at Christ Church, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1837, and M.A. in due course. Taking Holy Orders in 1841, he became Rector of Westwell, Oxfordshire, 1847; and then of Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire, 1860. He was also for a time Tutor of his College, and Classical Examiner. His Bampton Lectures were delivered in 1855. He d. at Castle Camps, Oct. 6, 1874. In addition to his Bampton Lectures, and Ballads from Herodotus, he published Hymns from the Gospel of the Day for each Sunday and Festivals of our Lord, 1860; and Short Occasional Poems, Lond., Longmans, 1858. In addition to his well-known hymn, “O Jesu, I have… Go to person page >
All wondering on the desert ground. J. E. Bode. [Feeding the Multitude.] One of the most popular and successful of his Hymns from the Gospel of the Day, 1860, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, the Gospel being the 25th Sunday after Trinity, St. John vi. 5. It has passed into various collections at home and abroad, including Alford's Year of Praise, 1867, the New Zealand Hymnal, 1872, and others. Original text in Lord Seiborne's Book of Praise, 1862.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)