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Reginald Heber (1783–1826)

Heber, Reginald. A British hymn-writer and clergyman; born in Cheshire, April 21, 1783; died at Trichinopoly, India, April 3, 1826. Graduating at Oxford with honors, he became prominent as prebendary of St. Asaph, 1812; preacher of Lincoln’s Inn, 1822; and Bishop of Calcutta, 1822. The most popular of his hymns, ‘From Greenland’s Icy Mountains,’ appeared in 1819; and his sermon on ‘The Personality and Office of the Christian Comforter’ also brought him fame. He wrote ‘A Journey through India from Calcutta to Bombay.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).