Kynaston, Herbert, D.D., was born Nov. 23, 1809, and educated at Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford (of which he was sometime Student), where he graduated in 1831 (1st class Lit. Hum.). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, he became Head Master of St. Paul's School, London, in 1838; Select Preacher of the University of Oxford, 1842-43; Rector of St. Nicholas-Cole-Abbey, with St. Nicholas Olave, 1850-66; and Prebendary of Holborn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1853. He died Oct. 1878. His Miscellaneous Poems were published in 1840, and his hymns as follows:—
(1) Occasional Hymns (original and translated), 1862. (2) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. i., 1864. (3) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. ii., chiefly on the Miracles, 1866.
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Slain for my soul, for all my sins defamed. H. Kynaston. [Good Friday.] Published in his Occasional Hymns, 2nd Series. Pt. ii. Chiefly on the Miracles , 1866, p. 11, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Lord, remember me." In 1872 it was repeated in the Hymnary, with the omission of stanza iv. The same text is in the American Church Praise Book, 1882.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)