Hopps, John Page, was born in London, Nov. 6, 1834, and educated at the G. Baptist College, Leicester. Commencing public work in 1856, after a brief ministry at Hugglescote and Ibstock, in Leicestershire, he became colleague with George Dawson at the Church of the Saviour, Birmingham. From 1860 to 1876 he ministered to Unitarian congregations at Sheffield, Dukinfield, and Glasgow. Since 1876 he has preached in Leicester. Mr. Hopps has published many books and pamphlets, chiefly volumes of Sermons and Lectures. Most of his smaller works are controversial. In 1863 he commenced a monthly periodical called The Truthseeker. He has compiled the following hymnbooks for Congregational, Mission, or School purposes:—
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We praise Thee, Lord, for hours of bliss. An altered form of J. P. Hopps's "We praise Thee oft for hours of bliss" (p. 533, i.) in The Baptist Church Hymns l, 1900. The original appeared in Baynes's English Lyrics, 1865, p. 57.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: We Praise Thee, Lord, for Hours of BlissFirst Line: We praise Thee, Lord for hours of blissTune Title: ST. JOHN'S, WESTMINSTERAuthor: John P. HoppsMeter: CMSource: Bayne's English Lyrics, 1865, number 57