The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

William Henry Draper

Born: December 19, 1855, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England.

Died: August 9, 1933, Clifton, Bristol, England.

Draper was educated at Keble College, Oxford (B.A. in honors, M.A. 1880). He was ordained in 1880, and was curate of St. Maryís, Shrewsbury; vicar of Alfreton; of the Abbey Church, Shrewsbury; rector of Adel, Yorkshire (1899-1919). His works include:

Draper also contributed hymns to the Guardian, Church Monthly, and other magazines. He wrote about 60 hymns altogether.


  1. Come Forth, Ye Sick and Poor
  2. From Homes of Quiet Peace
  3. How Blest the Land Where God Is Known
  4. How Fair Was the Land of Godís People of Old
  5. Hush, All Ye Sounds of War
  6. In Our Day of Thanksgiving
  7. Lord, Through This Holy Week of Our Salvation
  8. Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone
  9. Rejoice, Ye Angels in the Sky
  10. We Love Godís Acre Round the Church
  11. What Can I Do for England
  12. Ye Sons of God, Arise


  1. All Creatures of Our God and King



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