The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Faber, Frederick William
A Catholic divine and hymn-writer, born at Calverley, Yorkshire; at Oxford he won the Newdigate Prize in 1836; for three years was rector of Elton, but under the influence of Newman joined the Church of Rome, and after founding a brotherhood of converts at Birmingham in 1849, took under his charge a London branch of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri; wrote several meritorious theological works, but his fame chiefly rests on his fine hymns, the "Pilgrims of the Night" one of the most famous (1814-1863).
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Faber, Frederick William'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/f/faber-frederick-william.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.