Arthur Campbell Ainger

AINGER, Arthur Campbell. b. Blackheath, London, 4 July 1841; d. Eton, Berkshire, 26 October 1919. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He returned to Eton as Classics Master in 1864 and taught there for 37 years, until 1901. After retirement he continued to live at Eton, in close touch with the school, until his death. As a hymn writer he is chiefly known as the author of the robust ‘God is working his purpose out’*; another of his hymns, ‘Let all our brethren join in one’*, was printed in CP and again in RS, with the first line altered to ‘Let all God’s people join in...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article