Folliott S. Pierpoint

Born 10 July 1835. Died 10 March 1917
Folliott S. Pierpoint
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Folliott S. Pierpoint

Folliott S. Pierpoint Biography (Wikipedia)

Folliott Sandford Pierpoint (7 October 1835 – 1917) was a hymnist and poet.

Born at Spa Villa, Bath, England, he was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge. Pierpoint was a classics schoolmaster and a devout Tractarian. He taught at Somersetshire College, spending most of his life in Bath and the south-west.

He published The Chalice of Nature and Other Poems, republished, 1878, as Songs of Love, The Chalice of Nature and Lyra Jesu. He also contributed hymns to the Churchman’s Companion, The Lyra Eucharistica, etc.

His most famous hymn is For the Beauty of the Earth which he wrote in 1864, aged 29.

Pierpoint died in 1917, at the age of 82.

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For the beauty of the earth
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Congregation of St Killian’s College Chapel
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For The Beauty Of The Earth
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