Rt Rev Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta

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Reginald Heber

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Birthplace: Malpas, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Trichinopoly, India
Place of Burial: St. John's Church
Immediate Family:

Son of Reginald Heber, the Rev. and Mary Heber
Husband of Amelia Heber
Father of Emily Percy and NN Heber

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Rt Rev Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta

"In the English-speaking world 'From Greenland's Icy Mountains' is still the inevitable hymn for missionary occasions. Of the four stanZas the second reads:

'What though the spicy breezes Blow soft o'er Java's isle, Though every prospect pleases, And only man is vile: In vain with lavish kindness The gifts of God are strewn; The heathen, in his blindness, Bows down to wood and stone.!'" - Myers 1547

A collection of his hymns was published shortly after his death; one of these, "Holy, Holy, Holy", is a popular and widely known hymn for Trinity Sunday.
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Rt Rev Reginald Heber, Bishop of Calcutta's Timeline

1783
April 21, 1783
Malpas, Cheshire West and Chester, England, United Kingdom
1821
1821
Age 37
1826
April 3, 1826
Age 42
Trichinopoly, India
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St. John's Church