Ernest Hawkins

Short Name: Ernest Hawkins
Full Name: Hawkins, Ernest, 1802-1868
Birth Year: 1802
Death Year: 1868

Hawkins, Ernest, B.D., son of Major Hawkins, born Jan. 25, 1802, at Hitchin, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford (B.A. 1842). He was for sometime a Fellow of Exeter College. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of Burwash, sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library, Curate of St. George's, Bloomsbury, Minister of Curzon Chapel, Mayfair, London, Prebendary of St. Paul's, and Canon of Westminster. From 1838 to his death, Oct. 5, 1866, he also acted as secretary to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts. Besides his prose works, which were not numerous, he published Verses in commemoration of the Third Jubilee of the S.P.G. (Society for the Propagation of the Gospel), 1851-2. To this little collection his hymns were contributed. The most extensively used of these, "Lord, a Saviour's love displaying" (Missions), has been adopted by many collections.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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