Born: Ju­ly 14, 1800, The Fri­ars, Mal­don, Es­sex, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 6, 1894, Con­vent of the As­sump­tion, Sid­mouth, De­von, Eng­land.

Though raised as an Ang­lican, Bridg­es con­vert­ed to Ro­man Ca­thol­i­cism in 1848. He lived in Que­bec, Can­a­da, for some years, but event­u­al­ly re­turned to Eng­land. His works in­clude:



  1. Away from God
  2. Behold the Lamb of God
  3. Blessed Lamb, on Calvary’s Mountain
  4. Bright Were the Morn­ings First Impearled
  5. Crown Him with Ma­ny Crowns
  6. From Circlets Starred with Ma­ny a Gem
  7. Head of the Hosts in Glory
  8. Ho­ly of Holies, Seat of Love
  9. Jesu! to Thee We Look
  10. Lo! on the Slope of Yonder Shore
  11. My God, Accept My Heart This Day
  12. Rise, Glor­i­ous Con­quer­or
  13. Rise, O Lord, in All Thy Glory
  14. Rose of the Cross, Thou Mystic Flower
  15. Soil Not Thy Plumage, Gentle Dove
  16. Wave the Sweet Censer, Wave
  17. Wine-Press, The