Indelible Grace Hymnbook

John Bowring

Born: Oc­to­ber 17, 1792, Ex­e­ter, Eng­land.

Died: No­vem­ber 23, 1872, Ex­e­ter, Eng­land.

Buried: Ex­e­ter, Eng­land. On his tomb­stone were the words from his fa­mous hymn: In the Cross of Christ I Glo­ry.

At age 33, Bow­ring be­came ed­it­or of the West­min­ster Re­view. An ac­comp­lished lin­guist, it has been said he was flu­ent in over 20 lan­guag­es and could speak 80 more; he was known for his trans­la­tions of Dutch po­e­try. He was al­so one of the pre­em­i­nent Brit­ish states­men of his day: Com­mis­sion­er to France, Con­sul at Can­ton, Min­is­ter Plen­i­po­ten­ti­ary to Ch­ina, Gov­er­nor of Hong Kong, and twice a mem­ber of Par­lia­ment. Queen Vic­tor­ia knight­ed him in 1854. His works in­clude:

Matins and Ves­pers, 1823
Hymns, as a Se­quel to the Ma­tins, 1825

Source: The Cyber Hymnal