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Robert Stephen Hawker

Robert Stephen Hawker
Short Name: Robert Stephen Hawker
Full Name: Hawker, Robert Stephen, 1803?-1873
Birth Year (est.): 1803
Death Year: 1873

Hawker, Robert Stephen, M.A., grandson of Dr. Robert Hawker, was born at Plymouth, Dec. 3, 1804, and educated at Pembroke College, Oxford (B.A. 1828, M.A. 1836). On taking Holy Orders in 1829, he became Curate of Wellcombe, Devon, and in 1834 Vicar of Morwenstow, Cornwall. He died at Morwenstow, Aug. 15, 1873, having been received into the Roman Catholic communion the previous evening. He published several poetical works, including Ecclesia, 1840, in which some of his hymns appeared. Hymns by him were also published in Lyra Messianica, 1864. His “Child Jesus, a Cornish Carol," beginning, "Welcome, that star in Judah's sky," appeared in both these works. Very few of his hymns are in common use.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology


Hawker, R. S, p. 499, i, The statement on p. 499, respecting the death of R. S. Hawker, is an error through imperfect information. He died at Plymouth on March 25, 1875, and was buried in the cemetery of that town. His life and works have been set forth in The Vicar of Monvenstow, by S. Baring-Gould, 1876; 3rd ed. 1899; Memorials, &c, by F. G. Low, 1876; and The Life and Letters of R. S. Hawker, by C. E. Byles, 1905.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)

Texts by Robert Stephen Hawker (11)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Abba, Father, Lord we call TheeRobert S. Hawker (Author)5
Abba, Father! we adore TheeRobert S. Hawker (1804-1873) (Author)3
Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Fill our hearts with joy and peaceRev. Robert Hawker (1753-1827) (Author)English4
Lord, dismiss us with Thy blessing, Bid us now depart in peaceRobert S. Hawker (Author)English68
Once more, before we part, Great God, attend our prayerRobert S. Hawker (Author)English3
Sing to the Lord glad hymns of praiseRobert Stephen Hawker (Author)English2
Sing to the Lord the children's hymnRobert S. Hawker (Author)English17
Spirit Jehova, glorious LordRobert S. Hawker (Author)3
We bless thee, O thou great amenRobert S. Hawker (Author)2
Welcome that star in Judah's skyRobert S. Hawker (Author)4
When first at God's commandRobert S. Hawker (Author)2

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