Religion: Now the Day is Over

Sabine Baring-Gould was within 26 days of 90 last week when he died in Devonshire. Of all writers he was the most fecund. His 147 works include novels, lives of the saints in 15 volumes, fairytales, autobiography (A Demon Churchman) and, above all, hymns. Two hymns universal in the Protestant world are his, viz.: Now the Day is Over and Onward, Christian Soldiers.

When a vicar in Yorkshire, Baring-Gould fell in love with a mill-hand, sent her to school, married her, wrote (as a novel) the story of his romance (Through Fire and Flame),...

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