Sabine Baring - Gould was a novelist, folklorist, and hagiographer. His most influential work was probably the hymn 'Onward Christian Soldiers,' but in his own estimation his greatest contribution was his collection of folk songs, 'Songs of the West. ' He wrote many novels and published a 16 - volume collection of the lives of the saints. Baring - Gould once taught a course with a pet bat on his shoulder. His folklore study 'The Book of Were - Wolves' remains a frequently sited study.
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), a well-known English Victorian novelist and eclectic scholar. He is particularly remembered for his hymns. He wrote many interesting novels, a collection of ghost stories and his folklores resulted in “The Book of Were-Wolves”.