Christopher Wordsworth was born in Lambeth, England in 1807. At Trinity College, Cambridge he won numerous university honors before graduating in 1830. In 1836 he became headmaster of Harrow School and was later appointed a canon of Westminster, in 1844.
Folliott Sanford Pierpoint was born in Bath, England in 1835. He was educated at Queen’s College, Cambridge, graduating in 1871. He published a volume of poems in 1878 and contributed a few hymns to the Churchman’s Companion, Lyra Eucharistica, and other publications. He was a life-long member of the Church of England.
Reginald Heber, a bishop of the Church of England, was born in Malpas, England in 1783. He was educated at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he early took the prize for both Latin and English poems. Ordained in 1807 he became the Missionary Bishop of Calcutta from 1823 until his death in 1826.