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Keble, John, author of The Christian Year, was the son of a clergyman of the same name belonging to the Church of England, and was born April 25, 1792. He was graduated at Oxford in 1810, and was ordained in 1815. In 1827 he published his well-known volume, The Christian Year, ninety-six editions of which appeared before his death. In 1831 he was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford. A sermon preached by him on "National Apostacy" has been regarded as he real origin of the "tractarian movement in 1833." He wrote eight of the "Tracts for the Times." He was a pronounced High-Churchman. He was a contributor to the Lyra Apostolica, and in 1834 he united with Drs. Newman and Pusey in editing the Library of the Fathers. He was the author of several volumes, among them A Metrical Version of the Psalms, 1839, and Lyra Innocentium, 1846. He died March 29, 1866.

Blest are the pure in heart 360
New every morning is the love 42
Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear 47
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