James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian.
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He who walks in virtue's [God's true] way. Sir J. Bowring. [Peace.] First published in the 2nd edition of his Matins and Vespers, &c, 1824, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and again in the 3rd edition, 1841. In its original form it is not often found in common use. An altered text is given in Kennedy, 1863, as "He who walks in God's true way."
Display Title: He who walks in virtue's wayFirst Line: He who walks in virtue's wayAuthor: BowringMeter: 7 & 8's M.Date: 1871Subject: Christian Character and Life | ; He that Walketh Uprightly Walketh Surely | ; Virtue | security of