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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Critical and Biographical Essay by Alfred H. Miles

Henry Collins

THE FOLLOWING popular hymn first appeared in “Hymns for Missions” (1854), and was written by the editor of that book, the Rev. Henry Collins, M.A. Mr. Collins was educated at Oxford, and entered the ministry of the Church of England; but in 1857 he seceded to the Church of Rome, joining the Cistercian order in 1860. Another popular hymn from this source is that commencing “Jesu, meek and lowly, Saviour, pure and holy.”