Edward Bickersteth was born at Islington, England, the son of a clergyman. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in the Church of England in 1848 he was the curate or rector of several small parishes, and became a bishop. He authored Psalms and Hymns and made other contributions to Anglican hymnody. His best known work is his hymn "Peace, perfect peace."
Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825 to 1897)
Church of England
Bishop's Perfect Peace