Reginald Heber

21 April 1783–3 April 1826


Reginald Heber, from Edwin Long, Illustrated History of Hymns and Their Authors (ca. 1882).

Featured Hymns:

God that madest earth and heaven
Holy, holy, holy

Collections of Hymns:

A Selection of Psalms and Hymns of the Parish Church of Banbury (1826)

Hymns Written and Adapted to the Weekly Church Service of the Year (1827): PDF

see also The Evangelical Magazine and The Christian Observer


see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for a list of multiple MS holdings:

Related Resources:

Reginald Heber, Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India, 1824-1825, etc. (1828), 3 vols: HathiTrust

Amelia Heber, The Life of Reginald Heber (London: John Murray, 1830)

Volume 1: PDF
Volume 2: PDF

Edwin Hatfield, “Reginald Heber,” Poets of the Church (NY, 1884), pp. 308-313: HathiTrust

H. Leigh Bennett & John Julian, “Reginald Heber,” A Dictionary of Hymnology (1892), pp. 503-504 (Google Books).

George Smith, Bishop Heber, Poet and Chief Missionary to the East (London: John Murray, 1895): PDF

Richard Hugh Cholmondeley, The Heber Letters, 1783-1832 (London: Batchworth Press, 1950): WorldCat

Derrick Hughes, Bishop Sahib: A Life of Reginald Heber (Worthing: Churchman, 1986): WorldCat

J.R. Watson, “Reginald Heber,” Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology:

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Michael Laird, “Reginald Heber,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: