Cooke, William, M.A., was born at Pendlebury, near Manchester, in 1821, and was educated in private schools. In 1839 he went up to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and took his B.A. degree in 1843, and his M.A. in 1847. Ordained Deacon in 1844, and Priest in 1845, by the Bishop [Blomfield] of London, and having served the Assistant Curacies of Hillingdon, near Uxbridge, and of Myholt and Brantham in Suffolk, he was presented, in 1848, to the Incumbency of St. John's, Charlotte Street, London; in 1850, to the Vicarage of St. Stephen's, Shepherd's Bush; and in 1856, to the Vicarage of Gazeley, Suffolk. In 1850, he was a Select Preacher to the University of Cambridge; and from 1849 to 1857, Examining Chaplain to the Bishop [Graham] of Chester, by whom… Go to person page >
The rosy morn has rob'd the sky. An altered form of W. Cooke's translation of "Aurora lucis dum novae," p. 94, i. 1, is given in a few American collections.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: The Rosy Morn Has Robed The SkyFirst Line: The rosy morn has robed the skyTune Title: REDCLIFFAuthor: Nicolas le Tourneaux; William CookeSource: Tr.: Hymnary, 1872; Revised Paris Breviary, 1736; Adapt.: The Baptist Hymnal by W. Howard Doane and Elias H. Johnson (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1883