1867 - 1936 Translator (from Latin) of "Why, Impious Herod, Shouldst Thou Fear" in The Cyber Hymnal Dearmer, Percy, M.A., son of Thomas Dearmer, was born in London, Feb. 27, 1867, and educated at Westminster School and at Christ Church, Oxford (B.A. 1890, M.A. 1896). He was ordained D. 1891, P. 1892, and has been since 1901 Vicar of S. Mary the Virgin, Primrose Hill, London. He has been Secretary of the London Branch of the Christian Social Union since 1891, and is the author of The Parson's Handbook, 1st edition, 1899, and other works. He was one of the compilers of the English Hymnal, 1906, acting as Secretary and Editor, and contributed to it ten translations (38, 95, 150, 160, 165, 180, 215, 237, 352, 628) and portions of two others (242, 329), with the following originals:—
1. A brighter dawn is breaking. Easter. Suggested by the Aurora lucis, p. 95, but practically original.
2. Father, Who on man dost shower. Temperance.
3. God, we thank Thee, not in vain. Burial.
4. Holy God, we offer here. Holy Communion.
5. Jesu, good above all other. For Children.
6. Lord, the wind and sea obey Thee. For those at Sea.
7. The winter's sleep was long and deep. St. Philip and St. James. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)