Everest, Charles William (?Henry)
b East Windsor, Connecticut, USA 1814, d Waterbury, Conn 1877. Trinity Coll, Hartford, Conn (MA). He published Visions of Death, and Other Poems, which included the hymn-text for which he is best known, when he was 19. Ordained in 1845 in the Protestant Episcopal Ch, he served as rector at Hamden, nr New Haven, Conn, from 1842 to 1873. He also ran a school and worked for the Society for the Increase of the Ministry. As a hymnwriter he became one of only two Americans whose work featured in the first (1861) A&M, the other being G W Doane qv. No.852.