Samuel Hinds

Short Name: Samuel Hinds
Full Name: Hinds, Samuel, 1793-1872
Birth Year: 1793
Death Year: 1872

Samuel Hinds was born in the island of Barbadoes, in 1793. He was educated at Queen's College, Oxford, graduating in 1815. He was afterwards Vice-Principal of Alban Hall, Oxford, and subsequently Principal of Codrington College, Barbadoes. Returning to England, he was appointed Vicar of Yardley, Herts, holding this position from 1834 to 1843. He then went to Ireland, and became Rector of Prebendary of Castleknoch, Dublin, and Chaplain to Archbishop Whately. He became Dean of Carlisle in 1848, and Bishop of Norwich in 1849. He resigned his See in 1857, and retired into private life. He died in 1872. He was the author of several publications.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.


Hinds, Samuel, D.D., son of Abel Hinds, of Barbadoes, was born in Barbadoes in 1793, and educated at Queen's College, Oxford (B.A. 1815, D.D. 1831). He was for some time Vice-Principal of St. Alban's Hall, Oxford (1827), and also Principal of Codrington College. Barbadoes. He held subsequently several appointments in England and Ireland, including the Deanery of Carlisle, 1848, and the Bishopric of Norwich, 1849. Resigning his Bishopric in 1857, he retired to London, where he died Feb. 7, 1872. He published several prose works, and also Sonnets and other Short Poems, 1834. From that work his popular hymn, "Lord, shall Thy children come to Thee," sometimes given as, "O Lord, Thy children come to Thee " (Holy Communion) in the Hymnal Companion and others, is taken.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology

Wikipedia Biography

Samuel Hinds (23 December 1793 – 7 February 1872), was a British clergyman. He was appointed Bishop of Norwich in 1849 and resigned in 1857. Hinds was of the Broad Church in his views. He had strong links with the Ngati Kuri (Wai262) and Te Patu tribes of New Zealand, noting a paramount Maori chief Rata Ngaromotu of Ngati Kahu and the colonisation of New Zealand and the town of Hinds, New Zealand is named after him.

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