Phillimore, Greville, M.A., was born in 1821 and educated at Westminster, the Charterhouse, and Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1842). Taking Holy Orders in 1843, he became Vicar of Downe-Ampney, Cricklade, Gloucestershire, in 1851, Rector of Henley-on-Thames, 1867, and of Ewelme, 1883. He died Jan. 20, 1884. His Parochial Sermons were pu.lished in 1856. He was joint editor with H. W. Beadon and J. R. Woodford (afterwards Bishop of Ely) of The Parish Hymn Book, 1863 (195 hymns), and the enlarged edition, 1875 (274 hymns). The first edition of this collection was one of the first hymn-books which gave Dr. Neale's translations of Greek hymns for congregational use. To the 1863 edition Mr. Phillimore contributed the following hymns, several of whi… Go to person page >
Summer ended, harvest o'er. G. Phillimore. [Harvest.] Contributed to the Parish Hymn Book, 1863, No. 180, in 8 stanzas of 4 lines; of which lines 3, 4, of stanza i., and the whole of stanzas iii., were by the late Bishop Woodford, of Ely. The hymn was repeated in the Sarum Hymnal, 1868, the Hymnary, 1872, the 1875 edition of the Parish Hymn Book, and others.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)