Brooke, Stopford Augustus, M.A., was born at Letterkenny, Donegal, Nov. 14, 1832, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin, graduating B.A. 1856; M.A. 1858. He carried off the Downes prize and the Vice-Chancellor's prize for English verse. On taking Holy Orders he was successively Curate of St. Matthew's, Marylebone, 1857-59; of Kensington, 1860-63; Chaplain to the British Embassy at Berlin, 1863-65; Minister of St. James's Chapel, York Street, London, 1866-75; and of Bedford Chapel, 1876. He was also appointed Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, in 1872. In 1865 he published the Life and Letters of the late F. W. Robertson; in 1874, Theology in the English Poets; in 1876, Primer of English Literature, &c. On seceding from the Church of Engla… Go to person page >
Now the wings of day are furled . An altered form of S. A. Brooke's "Now that day its wings has furled," p. 113, ii. 6, into the American Pilgrim Hymnal, 1904. In the 1891 ed. of his Christian Hymns, the author has changed the opening line of his hymn to "Now the eyes of day are furled."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)