October 26, 1843, Kendal, Westmorland, England.

April 8, 1917.

Son of Edward Hawkes, minister of the Market Place Chapel in Kendal, Henry went to Liverpool at age 16 to enter business, and joined the Renshaw Street Chapel there. In 1859, the North End Domestic Mission was established in Liverpool, and in 1871 Hawkes became its Missionary Minister, staying there 16 years. He also served with an American Unitarian mission in Japan, at the Bootle Free Church (1891-1900), and at the West Kirby Free Church (1906-13). His works include:

  1. Amid the Din of Earthly Strife
  2. Father, Thy Dear Name We Own
  3. Heavenward Lift Your Banners
  4. Peace, Perfect Peace, the Gift of God Within
  5. Reveal Thy Truth, O Lord
  6. Thank We Now the Lord of Heaven
  7. Thou Knowest, Lord
  8. Thy Kingdom Come! O Lord