The Question and Answer section for Jude the Obscure is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Jude is a victim of "class" society, which renders him unable to attain his goal and better his life. His greatest desire is to become an academic, but his life is steeped in laboring for others. Class distinctions would allow for his ultimate...
I don't see any evidence of a specific name attributed to the author of the Evening Hymn.