John Keble

25 April 1792–29 March 1866


John Keble, from Hymns Ancient & Modern Historical Edition (1909).

Featured Hymns:

Hail! gladdening light
’Tis gone, that bright and orbed blaze (Sun of my soul)

Collections of Hymns:

Note: American editions not included here.

The Christian Year

1st ed., vol. 1 (1827): PDF
1st ed., vol. 2 (1827): PDF
2nd ed. (1827): PDF
3rd ed. (1828): PDF
16th ed. (1837): PDF
32nd ed. (1848): PDF
40th ed. (1852): PDF
47th ed. (1856): PDF
54th ed. (1858): PDF
57th ed. (1858): PDF
58th ed. (1859): PDF
74th ed. (1863): PDF
90th ed. (1866): PDF
97th ed. (1866): PDF
98th ed. (1866): PDF

The British Magazine (1834)

Lyra Apostolica

1st ed. (1836): PDF
2nd ed. (1837): PDF
4th ed. (1840): PDF
6th ed. (1843): PDF
7th ed. (1845): PDF

The Psalter or Psalms of David in English Verse

1st ed. (1839): PDF
2nd ed. (1839): PDF
3rd ed. (1840): PDF
4th ed. (1869): PDF

The Child’s Christian Year (ed. F.M. Yonge)

1st ed. (1841)
2nd ed. (1842): PDF
3rd ed. (1844): PDF
4th ed. (1849): PDF
New ed. (1864): WorldCat

Lyra Innocentium

1st ed. (1846): PDF
5th ed. (1851): PDF
9th ed. (1861): PDF
11th ed. (1867): PDF

Salisbury Hymn-Book (ed. Earl Nelson, 1857): PDF

Lays of the Sanctuary and Other Poems (ed. G. Stevenson de M. Rutherford, 1859): PDF

Miscellaneous Poems (1869)

1st ed. (1869): PDF
2nd ed. (1869): PDF
3rd ed. (1870): PDF


Life & Works:

J.C. Shairp, John Keble: An Essay on the Author of The Christian Year (Edinburgh: Edmonston & Douglas, 1866): PDF

William Savage & John Frewen Moor, The Birth-Place, Home, Churches, and Other Places Connected with the Author of The Christian Year, Illustrated, 2nd ed. (London: James Parker & Co., 1867): PDF

J.T. Coleridge, A Memoir of the Rev. John Keble, M.A., 2nd ed. rev. & enl., 2 vols. (NY: Pott & Amery, 1869): PDF 1 | PDF 2

Edwin Hatfield, “John Keble,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 357-361: HathiTrust

John Julian & J.H. Overton, “John Keble,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (London, 1892), pp. 610-613, 921: Google Books

Walter Lock, John Keble: A Biography (NY: Houghton, Mifflin, & Co., 1893): PDF

Correspondence of John Henry Newman with John Keble and Others, 1839-1845 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1917): PDF

John R. Griffin, John Keble, Saint of Anglicanism (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1987).

Rodney Stenning Edgecombe, Two Poets of the Oxford Movement: John Keble and John Henry Newman (London: Associated University Press, 1996): Amazon

Kirstie Blair, ed. John Keble in Context (London: Anthem Press, 2004): Amazon

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Related Resources:

J.R. Watson, “John Keble,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

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Perry Butler, “John Keble,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: