O Jesus, strong and pure, and true

Author: William Walsham How

How, William Walsham, D.D., son of William Wybergh How, Solicitor, Shrewsbury, was born Dec. 13, 1823, at Shrewsbury, and educated at Shrewsbury School and Wadham College, Oxford (B.A. 1845). Taking Holy Orders in 1846, he became successively Curate of St. George's, Kidderminster, 1846; and of Holy Cross, Shrewsbury, 1848. In 1851 he was preferred to the Rectory of Whittington, Diocese of St. Asaph, becoming Rural Dean in 1853, and Hon. Canon of the Cathedral in 1860. In 1879 he was appointed Rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, London, and was consecrated Suffragan Bishop for East London, under the title of the Bishop of Bedford, and in 1888 Bishop of Wakefield. Bishop How is the author of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Commen… Go to person page >

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Author: William Walsham How


O Jesu, strong and pure and true. W. W. How. [Commemoration.] Written for the Jubilee of Marlborough College, 1893, and included in the Hymns for Use in the Chapel of Marlborough College, 1899. It has passed into the Hymns for the Use of Rugby School, 1896; the Public School Hymn Book, 1903, and others. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)



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