Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford


b Spa Villa, Bath (Som) 1835; d Newport, Monmouthshire 1917. Bath Grammar Sch and Queen’s Coll Cambridge (BA in classics 1857, MA). For a short time he was Classics master at Somersetshire Coll, and then moved several times but lived chiefly at Babbacombe, Devon, in modest circumstances with occasional teaching jobs, being described as ‘a man of letters’. He published 3 books of verse, including The Chalice of Nature and other Poems, collected in one volume in 1878. He contributed hymns to at least 3 collections including The Hymnal Noted (1852) and The Churchman’s Companion, and is now best known for the one which has proved enduringly popular, in its varied forms. No.206.

Hymns and songs by Pierpoint, Folliott Sandford

Number Hymn Name
206 For the beauty of the earth