Sarah Doudney (15 January 1841, Portsea, Hampshire – 8 December 1926, Oxford) was an English novelist and poet, best known as a children's writer and hymnwriter. Doudney's father ran a candle and soap manufacturing business; one of her uncles was the evangelical clergyman David Alfred Doudney, editor of The Gospel Magazine and Old Jonathan. Doudney was educated at a school for French girls, and started to write poetry and prose as a child.
Arabella Katherine Hankey (1834–1911) was an English evangelist who is best known for being the author of a poem from which the hymns, Tell me the old, old story and I love to tell the story, were derived. She was born in 1834, the daughter of a prosperous banker in London. Her family were devout Anglicans and members of the Clapham Sect. She was inspired by the Methodist revival of John Wesley and organised and taught in Sunday schools in London.
Thomas Cott Griggs (June 19, 1845 – August 12, 1903) was an English-born Latter-day Saint director and hymnwriter. He is probably most notable for being the composer of the music to "Gently Raise the Sacred Strain", which has been used by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for over three-quarters of a century as the opening number in the "Music and the Spoken Word" broadcasts. Griggs was born in Dover, Kent, England.
John Craven (born 1929) is an English Latter-day Saint hymnwriter. He is the author and composer of the hymn "The Priesthood of Our Lord". Craven was raised as a Baptist but later joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been a faculty member at Dudley College.