Bulmer, John, born in Yorkshire in 1784, educated for the Congregational Ministry at the Rotherham (Masborough) Independent College, and successively pastor at Haverford-west, Rugelcy, Bristol, Newbury, and Langrove, near Ross. He died in 1857. He composed a few hymns, and compiled:—
(1) Hymns, Original and Select, 1834; (2) Hymns and Evangelical Songs for the use of Sunday Schools; (3) Original Hymns intended to be sung at the Public Meetings and other Services of Temperance Societies, 1836; and (4) Beauties of the Vicar of Llandovery: Light from the Welshman's Candle; being translated from the Welsh of Poems by Rees Prichard (died 1644), (2nd edition, 1830). .
From his Collection of 1834 the following are still in common use:—
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Display Title: Lord of the vast creationFirst Line: Lord of the vast creationAuthor: John BulmerMeter: 7s & 6s.Date: 1883Subject: Adoration, Praise, Thanksgiving | ; The Church | Its Progress and Triumph