1809 - 1878 Meter: 22.214.171.124.7.7 Versifier of "Christian, Wouldst Thou Boast Aright?" in The Cyber Hymnal Kynaston, Herbert, D.D., was born Nov. 23, 1809, and educated at Westminster School, and Christ Church, Oxford (of which he was sometime Student), where he graduated in 1831 (1st class Lit. Hum.). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, he became Head Master of St. Paul's School, London, in 1838; Select Preacher of the University of Oxford, 1842-43; Rector of St. Nicholas-Cole-Abbey, with St. Nicholas Olave, 1850-66; and Prebendary of Holborn in St. Paul's Cathedral, 1853. He died Oct. 1878. His Miscellaneous Poems were published in 1840, and his hymns as follows:—
(1) Occasional Hymns (original and translated), 1862. (2) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. i., 1864. (3) Occasional Hymns, 2nd series, pt. ii., chiefly on the Miracles, 1866.
These hymns and translations, which are of more than usual merit, have been either strangely overlooked or are unknown to most modern editors. A few were included in the Hymnary, 1872. Dr. Kynaston also contributed to the Guardian from time to time several renderings into Latin of his own hymns, and of hymns by others, but these have not been republished.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)