John Bacchus Dykes (1823 - 1876)
John Bacchus Dykes (10 March 1823 Kingston upon Hull ? 22 January 1876 Ticehurst, Sussex) was an English clergyman and hymnist.
He was born in Hull, England, and by age 10 was the assistant organist at St. John's Church, Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. He studied at Wakefield and St Catharine's College, Cambridge, earning a B.A. in Classics in 1847. He cofounded the Cambridge University Musical Society. He was ordained as curate of Malton in 1847. For a short time, he was canon of Durham Cathedral, then precentor (1849 ? 1862). In 1862 he became vicar of St. Oswald's, Durham until ... (Read all)