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Stopford Augustus Brooke (1832 to 1916)
Church of England
He refused to copyright his hymns.

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."


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