Mant, Richard D.D., son of the Rev. Richard Mant, Master of the Grammar School, Southampton, was born at Southampton, Feb. 12, 1776. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity, Oxford (B.A. 1797, M.A., 1799). At Oxford he won the Chancellor's prize for an English essay: was a Fellow of Oriel, and for some time College Tutor. On taking Holy Orders he was successively curate to his father, then of one or two other places, Vicar of Coggeshall, Essex, 1810; Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1813, Rector of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate, London. 1816, and East Horsley, 1818, Bishop of Killaloe, 1820, of Down and Connor, 1823, and of Dromore, 1842. He was also Bampton Lecturer in 1811. He died Nov. 2, 1848. His prose works were numerou… Go to person page >
Holy Jesus, in Whose [Thy] Name. Bp. R. Mant. [Prayer in the Name of Jesus.] Appeared as one of his original hymns appended to his Ancient Hymns, &c, 1837, p. 100, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines, as a "Hymn commemorative of Prayer in, and to Christ" (edition 1871, p. 183). It is sometimes given as "Holy Jesus, in Thy Name." In the Cooke & Denton Hymnal, 1853, stanza ii. is omitted, several alterations are made, and a doxology by the editors is added. This form, with further changes, is repeated in Kennedy, 1863.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)