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Edward Henry Bickersteth (1825 to 1897)
Church of England
Bishop's Perfect Peace

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."


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