A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature/Sternhold, Thomas
Sternhold, Thomas (1500-1549), Hopkins John (d. 1570). -- Were associated in making the metrical version of the Psalms, which was attached to the Prayer-book, and was for 200 years the chief hymn-book of the Church of England. It is a commonplace and tame rendering. The collection was not completed until 1562. It was gradually superseded by the version of Tate and Brady.