Edward John Hopkins

30 June 1818–4 February 1901

Edward J. Hopkins, in Charles William Pearce, The Life and Works of Edward John Hopkins (ca. 1910).

Featured Tunes:


Collections of Hymns & Tunes:

Congregational Church Music (1856): WorldCat

Congregational Hymn and Tune Book, 3rd ed. (1862): WorldCat

The Temple Church Choral Service Book

1st edition (1867): WorldCat
2nd edition (1869): PDF
(1880): WorldCat

The Parochial Psalter and Hymn Book

1st edition (ca. 1870): WorldCat
New and enlarged (ca. 1880): WorldCat

A Collection of Hymns for the use of the People Called Methodists (1876): WorldCat

A Short Selection of Hymns; with Appropriate Tunes (ca. 1880): WorldCat

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada (1881): WorldCat

The Free Church Hymn Book with Tunes (1882): WorldCat

Church Praise (1883): HathiTrust

The Scottish Psalter (1883): WorldCat

Congregational Church Hymnal (1887): WorldCat

Other Publications:

The Organ: Its History and Construction (with Edward Rimbault)

1st edition (1855): Archive.org
2nd edition (1870): Archive.org
3rd edition (1877): Google Books

“Organ,” A Dictionary of Music & Musicians, ed. George Grove, vol. 2 (1880), pp. 573-608: Archive.org

The Organ of the Temple Church in 1688 and 1888 (1888): WorldCat

The Organist and Choirmaster (1893–1901)


Hymn Tunes, ed. William H. Stocks (1901): WorldCat

Related Resources:

J. Spencer Curwen, “The Temple Church,” Studies in Worship Music, Series 1 (London: J. Curwen & Sons, 1880), pp. 163-166: Archive.org

“Dr. Edward John Hopkins,” Musical Times, vol. 38, no. 655 (1 Sept. 1897), pp. 585-591: PDF

W.H. Husk, “Edward John Hopkins,” Grove’s Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. J.A. Fuller Maitland, vol. 2 (1904), p. 426: HathiTrust

Charles William Pearce, The Life and Works of Edward John Hopkins (London: Vincent Music Company, ca. 1910): Archive.org

“Musicians of the Temple Church,” Bulletin, Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, vol. 5 (1961), p. 67.

Bernarr Rainbow, The Choral Revival in the Anglican Church 1839–1872 (London, 1970): WorldCat

Paul Westermeyer, “Edward John Hopkins,” Let the People Sing: Hymn Tunes in Perspective (Chicago: GIA, 2005), p. 235.

Peter Horton, “Edward John Hopkins: an organist and choirmaster re-examined,” RCO Journal, vol. 3 (2009), pp. 71-91, vol. 4 (2010), pp. 23-44.

Nicholas Temperley, “Edward Hopkins,” Grove Music Online:

Peter Horton, “Edward John Hopkins,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

J.C. Bridge & Nilanjana Banerji, “Edward John Hopkins,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: