Hensley, Lewis


b Bloomsbury, Middx (C London) 1824, d Great Ryburgh, nr Fakenham, Norfolk 1905. Trinity Coll Cambridge (Prizeman, BA, MA); Fellow and Asst Tutor at the College, ordained in 1851. After a curacy at Upton-with-Chalvey in rural Bucks and a brief ministry at the uniquely-styled St-Ippolyts-with-Great-Wymondley, Herts, he became Vicar of nearby Hitchin, Herts, and remained there for some 49 years until his sudden death while on a train journey. He was made an Hon Canon of St Albans in 1881. In addition to his Household Devotions and Shorter Household Devotions (the second in response to comments on the first?), he published two collections of hymns, both closely matched with the Sundays of the church’s calendar, in 1864 and 1867. Only one (from the second of these) has lasted well, with slight modifications as in Praise!, but this is in numerous hymn-books including all edns of A&M from 1868 to 2000. No.513.

Hymns and songs by Hensley, Lewis

Number Hymn Name
513 Your Kingdom come, O God