Baynes, Robert Hall, M.A., s. of the Rev. Joseph Baynes, b. at Wellington, Somerset, Mar. 10, 1831, and educated at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1856, and M.A. 1859. Ordained in 1855, he held successively the Curacy of Christ Church, Blackfriars, the P. Curacy of St. Paul's, Whitechapel; of Holy Trinity, Maidstone, and of St. Michael's, Coventry. In 1870 he was Bp. designate of Madagascar; but resigned in 1871. In 1873 he was appointed Hon. Canon of Worcester Cathedral, and in 1880 Vicar of Holy Trinity, Folkestone. Canon Baynes is more widely known as the compiler of some most successful books of sacred poetry than as an original hymn-writer, although some of his hymns are of considerable merit, and are in extensive use. Of the… Go to person page >
Jesu, to Thy table led. R. H. Baynes. [Holy Communion.] Published in his Canterbury Hymnal, 1864, No. 227, in 7 stanzas of 3 lines, and headed with the text, "To know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge." It has passed into numerous hymnals, both in Great Britain and America. It is the most widely used of Canon Baynes's hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)