1821 - 1894 Person Name: John Coleridge Hymnal Title: Gloria Deo Author of "Bending Before Thee" in Gloria Deo Coleridge, John Duke, Lord, eldest son of the Right Hon. Sir John Taylor Coleridge, was born in 1821, and educated at Eton, and Balliol College, Oxford. He subsequently became a Fellow of Exeter College. Called to the Bar in 1846, he become Recorder of Portsmouth, 1855-66; M.P. for Exeter, 1863; Solicitor-General, 1868; Attorney-General, 1871; and Lord Chief Justice. His hymns "Bending before Thee, let our hymn go upwards" (Divine Protection desired), and "Once again to meet the day" (Morning) in Thring's Collection make us wish we had more of his lyrics. These hymns were written for private use in the author's family, and were first published in Thring's Collection, 1880. In the latter stanza ii., line 4, read originally "Strike us back, O Lord, we pray."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
Coleridge, John Duke, .Lord, p. 1557, i. He became Lord Chief Justice in 1880, and died in London, June 14, 1894.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
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