Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Bickersteth, Edward Henry

BICKERSTETH, The Rev. Edward Henry, M.A., born at Islington, Jan. 25, 1825, son of the late Rev. Edward Bickersteth, Rector of Watton, was educated at Watton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Chancellor's English Medallist in 1844, 1845, and 1846; proceeded B.A. (Sen. Opt.) in 1847, Classical Tripos, 3rd Class; took the degree of M.A. in 1850; and gained the Seatonion Prize in 1854. Mr. Bickersteth became Curate of Banningham, Norfolk, in 1848; Curate of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells, in 1852; Rector of Hinton Martell, Dorset, in the same year; Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead, in 1855; Chaplain to the Bishop of Ripon in 1861; and Rural Dean of Highgate in 1878. He is author of the following books—"Poems," 1848; "Water from the Well-Spring," 1853; "The Rock of Ages; or, Scripture Testimony to the One Eternal Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," 1858; "Practical and Explanatory Commentary on the New Testament," 1864; "Yesterday, To-day, and for Ever: a Poem in 12 books," 1866; "The Spirit of Life; or, Scripture Testimony to the Divine Person and Work of the Holy Ghost," 1868; "The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer," 1870; "The Two Brothers, and other Poems," 1871; "The Master's Home-Call," 1872; "The Reef and other Parables," 1873; "The Shadowed Home and the Light Beyond," 1874; and, "The Lord's Table," 1882. The "Hymnal Companion," of which a revised and enlarged edition, with tunes, appeared in 1876, is now in use in more than two thousand churches in England and the colonies.