Sabine Baring-Gould

Real Name:
Sabine Baring-Gould
The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould (b. 28 January, 1834 - d. 02 January, 1924) was an English hagiographer, antiquarian, novelist and eclectic scholar.

His bibliography lists more than 1240 separate publications, though this list continues to grow. His family home, Lew Trenchard Manor near Okehampton, Devon, has been preserved as he rebuilt it and is now a hotel.

He is remembered particularly as a writer of hymns, the best-known being "Onward, Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over". He also translated the carol "Gabriel's Message" from Basque to English.