Folliott Pierpoint

7 October 1835–10 March 1917

FOLLIOTT SANDFORD PIERPOINT was educated at the Grammar School, Bath, and Queens’ College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1857 [B.A.; 1871, M.A.]. For a time, he was classical master at the Somersetshire College. Thereafter he lived at various places, principally at Babbicombe, on a small patrimony, and occasionally doing a little classical teaching. He contributed to Lyra Eucharistica, was the author of the Hymns for the Canonical Hours in the Hymnal Noted, and published collections of his poems—The Chalice of Nature and Other Poems; Songs of Love; and Lyra Jesu.

by Percy Dearmer
Songs of Praise Discussed (1933)

Featured Hymns:

For the beauty of the earth

Collections of Hymns & Poems:

Chalice of Nature and Other Poems (1855): WorldCat

Songs of Love, the Chalice of Nature, and Lyra Jesu (1858): WorldCat

see also:

The Hymnal Noted (1863/1865)
[Dearmer and others: “author of the Hymns for the Canonical Hours in the Hymnal Noted”]

Words … with an appendix revised and greatly enlarged (1863): WorldCat
Music of the Appendix to the Hymnal Noted (ca. 1865): WorldCat

Lyra Eucharistica, 1st ed. (1863): PDF / 2nd ed. (1864): PDF

The Churchman’s Companion (London): WorldCat

“The Vineyard of the Lord,” in The Musical Times, vol. 49, no. 785 (July 1908): PDF

Related Resources:

John Julian, “Folliott Sandford Pierpoint,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 895: Google Books

Percy Dearmer, “Folliott Sandford Pierpoint,” Songs of Praise Discussed (Oxford: University Press, 1933), p. 480.

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint at

J.R. Watson, “Folliott Sandford Pierpoint,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology: