The son of a Gloucestershire clergyman, John Keble studied at Corpus Christi College Oxford (B.A. in 1811 from Oriel College, Fellow 1812-35, M.A. 1813). At Oxford Keble won the prizes for English and Latin essays; he was a tutor (1818-23) and professor of poetry (1831-41). His cycle of devotional poems, The Christian Year (1827) went through many nineteenth-century editions; his 1833 sermon on national apostacy initiated the Oxford Movement. Upon the death of his father he became Vicar of Hursley, Hampshire (1835-1866).
On translation from dead languages, a prize essay. 1812.
The Christian year. 1827.
National apostacy considered in a sermon. 1833.
Ode for the Encaenia at Oxford. 1834.
Tracts for the times. 1834, 1841.
Lyra apostolica [46 contributions]. 1836.
Primitive tradition recognized in Holy Scripture: a sermon. 1836.
Richard Hooker, Works [ed. Keble]. 3 vols, 1836.
The Psalter of Psalms of David in English verse. 1839.
The case of Catholic subscription to the XXXIX articles. 1841.
Praelectiones poeticae. 1844.
Lyra innocentium: thoughts in verse on Christian children. 1846.
Sermons, academical and occasional. 1848.
Church matters in 1850. 1850.
On Eucharistical adoration. 1857.
Sermons, occasional and parochial. 1868.
Miscellaneous poems, ed. G. Moberley. 1869.
The Christian year and other poems, ed. J. C. Sharp. 1914.
Correspondence of John Henry Newman with John Keble and others. 1917.