Housman, Lawrence, author and artist, was born July 18, 1867, at Bromsgrove, Worcs. His devotional poetry is principally in his Spikenard, 1898, and Bethlehem, 1902. To the English Hymnal, 1906, he contributed eight translations (142, 188, 191, 228, 229, 230, 231, 234); also three original hymns, with a fourth previously published, viz.:—
1. Lord God of Hosts, within Whose hand. St. George.
2. The Maker of the sun and moon. Christmas. From Bethlehem, 1902, p. 75.
3. The Saint who first found grace to pen. St. Mark.
4. When Christ was born in Bethlehem. Holy Innocents. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >
Display Title: O Light of Light, By Love InclinedFirst Line: O Light of light, by love inclinedTune Title: WHITEHALLAuthor: Laurence HousmanMeter: LMSource: Translation in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 234; 10th century