Born: April 21, 1829, Exeter, Devon, England.
Died: March 2, 1910, Oxford, England.
Gilbert studied music at Exeter Cathedral and under Alfred Angel, Samuel Wesley and Henry Bishop. He attended New College, Oxford (BMus 1854, DMus 1888) and the University of Toronto, Canada (DMus 1888). He served as organist in Devon at Topsham (1847) and Bideford (1849); in Kent at Tonbridge (1854), the Old Collegiate Church, Maidstone (1859) and Lee (1866); Boston, Lincolnshire (1868); and Trinity Chapel, New York (1869-1897). He taught at Tonbridge School, helped found the College of Organists, edited the American Episcopal Hymnal,… Go to person page >
Jerusalem! high tower thy glorious walls!
Would God I were in thee!
Desire of thee my longing heart enthralls,
Desire at home to be:
Wide from the world outleaping,
O'er hill and vale and plain,
My soul's strong wing is sweeping,
Thy portals to attain.