Baring-Gould, Sabine, M.A., eldest son of Mr. Edward Baring-Gould, of Lew Trenchard, Devon, b. at Exeter, Jan. 28, 1834, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge, B.A. 1857, M.A. 1860. Taking Holy Orders in 1864, he held the curacy of Horbury, near Wakefield, until 1867, when he was preferred to the incumbency of Dalton, Yorks. In 1871 he became rector of East Mersea, Essex, and in 1881 rector of Lew Trenchard, Devon. His works are numerous, the most important of which are, Lives of the Saints, 15 vols., 1872-77; Curious Myths of the Middle Ages, 2 series, 1866-68; The Origin and Development of Religious Belief, 2 vols., 1869-1870; and various volumes of sermons. His hymns, original and translated, appeared in the Church Times; Hymns Ancien… Go to person page >
On the Resurrection morning. S. Baring-Gould. [Death and Burial.] Appeared in H. J. Palmer's Supplementary Hymnal, 1866, No. 77, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines; Thring's Collection, 1882; the Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1889; the Hymnal Companion. (with slight alterations by the author), and many others. It is one of the author's most popular hymns.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)