Stopford Augustus Brooke was born in Glendoen, Donegal, Ireland. He became a Church of England minister and hymn writer but refused to copyright any of his hymns, saying, "They are free as I think all hymns ought to be, for the use of any one who may care for them."
Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 to 1916)
Church of England
He refused to copyright his hymns.