Samuel John Stone
STONE, Samuel John. b. Whitmore, Staffordshire, 25 April 1839; d. Finsbury, London, 19 November 1900. He was educated at Charterhouse (1853-58), where he won a prize for English verse composition, and then as Holford Exhibitioner, Pembroke College, Oxford (1859-62). He was ordained (deacon 1862, priest 1863) at Lavington, Oxford, to serve his title at New Windsor Parish Church, in a poor district. It was for the people of New Windsor that he wrote Lyra Fidelium (1866), in which his most famous hymn, ‘The Church’s one foundation’*, appears. In 1870 the high-church son went to be assistant curate to his evangelical father, William, at St Paul’s, Haggerston, London, succeeding him as the...
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