Plumptree, Edward Hayes, an eminent English clergyman, author, and professor of theology, was born in London August 6, 1821. He was educated at King's College, London, and at University College, Oxford, graduating in 1844. He entered the ministry in 1846, and speedily rose to a position of influence in the Church. He was a noted scholar, the author of numerous works in both prose and poetry. He was a member of the Commission on the revision of the Old Testament. His hymns are few in number but elegant in style, fervent in spirit, and popular with hymnists. Dr. Plumptree became Dean of Wells in 1881. He died February 1, 1891.
Rejoice, ye pure in heart 421