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 >
O King of kings, Whose reign of old. Bp. W. W. How. [National Thanksgiving.] Written for the National Thanksgiving at the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, 1897. With slight modifications it can be made of general application, as in the Council School Hymn Book, 1905.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: O King of kings, whose reign of oldFirst Line: O King of kings, whose reign of oldTune Title: BISHOPGARTHAuthor: Bishop W. Walsham HowMeter: 8 7. 8 7. D.Date: 1939Subject: For Our Country and For Peace |
Display Title: O King of kings, Whose reign of oldFirst Line: O King of kings, Whose reign of oldTune Title: BISHOPGARTHAuthor: William Walsham How, 1823-1897Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.Date: 1918Subject: The Nation and Commonweal |