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How, William Walsham, a bishop of the Church of England, was born at Shrewsbury, England, December 13, 1823; was graduated Bachelor of Arts at Wadham College, Oxford, in 1845. He was ordained to the ministry in 1846, and held various positions in the Church of England before he became bishop, in 1888. He died August 10, 1897. In connection with Rev. T. B. Morrell, he compiled a book of Psalms and Hymns, 1854. He also contributed several hymns to Church Hymns, 1871. His sacred and secular pieces were collected and published in 1886 as Poems and Hymns. Bishop How's hymns are characterized by a simplicity of manner and a warmth of feeling that have made some of them very popular. Six of them are found in this collection:

For all the saints who from their 430
Lord Jesus, when we stand afar 145
O Jesus, crucified for man 326
O Jesus, thou art standing 282
O Word of God incarnate 200
We give thee but thine own 688
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