Holland, Henry Scott


b Underdown, Ledbury, Herefords 1847, d Oxford 1918. Eton Coll; Balliol Coll Oxford (BA, MA); subsequently Senr Student and Tutor of Christ Ch, 1870–84. Ordained (CofE) 1872; Select Preacher to Oxford Univ, 1879–80 and 1894–96. He was a Canon of St Paul’s, London from 1884 to 1910, and Regius Prof of Divinity at Oxford from then until his death. In 1889 he contributed the opening essay (on ‘Faith’) to the influential liberal anthology Lux Mundi, but also assisted in editing Lyra Apostolica, the traditional ‘catholic’ EH in 1906 and the New Cathedral Psalter. With others, he was a founder of the Christian Social Union (see also notes to P Dearmer), and he edited the Commonwealth journal 1895 to 1912, and wrote several books including some personal autobiographical sketches, volumes of sermons, and in 1887 Creed and Character. As with other liberal authors, his frequently independent, eccentric or unevangelical views have not prevented lovers of the Gospel from appreciating his keen social conscience, or from singing his finest hymn which features in several evangelical books and many others. He was awarded DD by Aberdeen, 1903. No.950.

Hymns and songs by Holland, Henry Scott

Number Hymn Name
950 Judge eternal, throned in splendour