Thomas Haweis

Thomas Haweis
Short Name: Thomas Haweis
Full Name: Haweis, Thomas, 1734-1820
Birth Year: 1734
Death Year: 1820

Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, but was removed by the bishop from that position because of his Methodist leanings. He also was an assistant to Martin Madan at Locke Hospital, London. In 1764 he became rector of All Saints Church in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and later served as administrator at Trevecca College, Wales, a school founded by the Countess of Huntingdon, whom Haweis served as chaplain. After completing advanced studies at Cambridge, he published a Bible commentary and a volume on church history. Haweis was strongly interested in missions and helped to found the London Mission Society. His hymn texts and tunes were published in Carmino Christo, or Hymns to the Savior (1792, expanded 1808).

Bert Polman
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Haweis, Thomas, LL.B., M.D., born at Truro, Cornwall, 1732. After practising for a time as a Physician, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated. Taking Holy Orders, he became Assistant Preacher to M. Madan at the Lock Hospital, London, and subsequently Rector of All Saints, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. He was also Chaplain to Lady Huntingdon, and for several years officiated at her Chapel in Bath. He died at Bath, Feb. 11, 1820. He published several prose works, including A History of the Church, A Translation of the New Testament, and A Commentary on the Holy Bible. His hymns, a few of which are of more than ordinary merit, were published in his

Carmina Christo; or, Hymns to the Saviour. Designed for the Use and Comfort of Those who worship the Lamb that was slain. Bath, S. Hayward, 1792 (139 hymns), enlarged. London, 1808 (256 hymns). In 1794, or sometime after, but before the enlarged edition was published, two hymns "For the Fast-day, Feb. 28, 1794," were added to the first edition. These were, "Big with events, another year," and "Still o'er the deep the cannon's roar."

The most popular and widely used of his hymns are, "Behold the Lamb of God, Who bore," &c.; "Enthroned on high, Almighty Lord"; and “O Thou from Whom all goodness flows." The rest, all being from Carmina Christo, first edition 1792, are:—
1. Dark was the night and cold the ground. Gethsemane.
2. From the cross uplifted high. Christ in Glory.
3. Great Spirit, by Whose mighty power. Whitsuntide.
4. Submissive to Thy will, my God. Resignation.
5. The happy morn is come. Easter.
6. Thou Lamb of God, that on the tree. Good Friday. The hymn, "Thy Head, the crown of thorns that wears," in Stryker & Main's Church Praise Book, N. Y., 1882, begins with st. ii. of this hymn.
7. To Thee, my God and Saviour, My heart, &c. Praise for Redemption.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Thomas Haweis (c.1734–1820), (surname pronounced to rhyme with "pause") was born in Redruth, Cornwall, on 1 January 1734, where he was baptised on 20 February 1734. As a Church of England cleric he was one of the leading figures of the 18th century evangelical revival and a key figure in the histories of the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, the Free Church of England and the London Missionary Society.

Texts by Thomas Haweis (36)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
At un a wrendy weddi'r gwanThomas Haweis (Author)Welsh2
Behold the Lamb of God, who bore thy guiltThomas Haweis (Author)4
Dark was the night, and cold the groundThomas Haweis (Author)English78
Enthroned in light, eternal GodThomas Haweis (Author)1
Enthroned on high, almighty LordThomas Haweis (Author)English70
Farewell, ye scenes of sweet delightThomas Haweis (Author)2
From my fond arms my love is fledHawes (Author)English2
From the cross uplifted highThomas Haweis (Author)English207
From the holy mount aboveHaweis (Author)1
God's foundation standeth sureThomas Haweis (Author)3
God's own promise standeth sureThomas Haweis (Author)2
Great Spirit, by whose mighty powerThos. Haweis (Author)English26
Jesus, the Lord is risenThomas Haweis (Author)English2
O Jesus, to tell of Thy loveThomas Haweis (Author)English4
O Thou, from Whom all goodness flowsThomas Haweis (Author)English303
Our children, Lord, in faith and prayerBickersteth (Author)English34
Past is the dire decree, to dieHaweis (Author)1
Savior, all my sins confessingThomas Haweis (Author)English6
Set up thy standard, Lord, that weThomas Haweis (Author)2
Soon as the morn with rosesThomas Haweis (Author)English6
Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence giveThomas Haweis (Author)English5
Submissive to Thy will, my GodHaweis (Author)English33
Submissively, my GodThomas Haweis (Author)English8
The happy morn is come, The Savior leaves the graveThomas Haweis (Author)English4
The happy morn is come, Triumphant over the graveThomas Haweis (Author)English47
The Savior to glory is goneT. Haweis (Author)5
The winter is over and gone, The thrush whistles sweet on the sprayThomas Haweis (Author)English42
Thou Lamb of God, that, on the treeThomas Haweis (Author)2
Thy head, the crown of thorns that wearsThomas Haweis (Author)2
To Thee be praise foreverThomas Haweis (Author)English9
To Thee, my God, my Savior, My heart exulting singsThomas Haweis (Author)English106
Watching, all through the weary nightThomas Haweis (Author)English2
When gloomy clouds spread o'er the skyThomas Haweis (Author)2
When lowering clouds deform the skyHaweis (Author)8
When on the giddy cliff I standThomas Haweis (Author)1
With radiant beams the sun aroseThomas Haweis (Author)7

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