Christopher Wordsworth--nephew of the great lake-poet, William Wordsworth--was born in 1807. He was educated at Winchester, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A., with high honours, in 1830; M.A. in 1833; D.D. in 1839. He was elected Fellow of his College in 1830, and public orator of the University in 1836; received Priest's Orders in 1835; head master of Harrow School in 1836; Canon of Westminster Abbey in 1844; Hulsean Lecturer at Cambridge in 1847-48; Vicar of Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks, in 1850; Archdeacon of Westminster, in 1865; Bishop of Lincoln, in 1868. His writings are numerous, and some of them very valuable. Most of his works are in prose. His "Holy Year; or, Hymns for Sundays, Holidays, and other occ… Go to person page >
Down from the mountain Jesus came. C. Wordsworth, Bp. of Lincoln. [Epiphany.] Appeared in hisHoly Year, 1862, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, for the 3rd Sun. after the Epiphany, concerning "The Manifestation of the Godhead in Christ, as the Physician of Body and Soul: as seen in the Gospel of the Week.” As a complete hymn it is not in common use, but stanzas iii.—vi., as: "O God, made manifest in flesh," is given in the Supplement to the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1869, No. 1083.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)