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John Bacchus Dykes
b. March 10, 1823 – d. January 22, 1876 • Anglican • Composer • Hymn writer
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Dykes, John Bacchus
Dykes, John Bacchus (1823–76), writer of hymn-tunes. He was *precentor of *Durham cathedral (1849–62) and then, from 1862, vicar of St Oswald’s, Durham, where his High Church sympathies led to a long and unhappy conflict with his Bishop (Charles Baring). His melodic hymntunes, of which many were included
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Dykes, John Bacchus
Dykes, John Bacchus (1823–1876)Anglican vicar and composerBorn at Kingston-on-Hull, Dykes entered St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge (1843) and graduated in 1847. Ordained a deacon in the Church of England, he first served as a curate at Malton in Yorkshire. In 1849 he became a minor canon and then