|Short Name:||Thomas Haweis|
|Full Name:||Haweis, Thomas, 1734-1820|
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).
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)
|Texts by Thomas Haweis (38)||As||Authority Languages||Instances|
|At un a wrendy weddi'r gwan||Thomas Haweis, 1734-1820 (Author)||Welsh||2|
|Behold the Lamb of God, who bore thy guilt||Thomas Haweis (Author)||4|
|Dark was the night, and cold the ground||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||79|
|Enthroned in light, eternal God||Thomas Haweis (Author)||1|
|Enthroned on high, almighty Lord||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||73|
|Farewell, ye scenes of sweet delight||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|From my fond arms my love is fled||Hawes (Author)||English||2|
|From the cross uplifted high||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||204|
|From the holy mount above||Haweis (Author)||1|
|God's foundation standeth sure||Thomas Haweis (Author)||3|
|God's own promise standeth sure||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|Great Spirit, by whose mighty power||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||27|
|Jesus, the Lord is risen||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||2|
|Lord Jesus, to tell of thy love||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|O Jesus, to tell of thy love||Thomas Haweis (Author)||3|
|O Thou, from Whom all goodness flows||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||297|
|Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||33|
|Past is the dire decree, to die||Haweis (Author)||1|
|Savior, all my sins confessing||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||6|
|Set up thy standard, Lord, that we||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|Soon as the morn with roses||Thomas Haweis (Author)||6|
|Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence give||Thomas Haweis (Author)||5|
|Submissive to thy will, my God||Thomas Haweis (Author)||33|
|Submissively, my God||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||9|
|The happy morn is come, The Savior leaves the grave||T. Haweis (Author)||English||4|
|The happy morn is come, Christ quits the grave||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||2|
|The happy morn is come, Triumphant over the grave||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||47|
|The Savior to glory is gone||T. Haweis (Author)||5|
|The winter is over and gone, The thrush whistles sweet on the spray||Thomas Haweis (Author)||42|
|Thou Lamb of God, that, on the tree||T. Haweis (Author)||2|
|Thy head, the crown of thorns that wears||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|To Thee be praise forever||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||9|
|To thee, my God, my Savior, My heart exulting sings||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||103|
|Watching, all through the weary night||Thomas Haweis (Author)||English||2|
|When gloomy clouds spread o'er the sky||Thomas Haweis (Author)||2|
|When lowering clouds deform the sky||Thomas Haweis (Author)||8|
|When on the giddy cliff I stand||Thomas Haweis (Author)||1|
|With radiant beams the sun arose||Haweis (Author)||7|