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Morgan Rhys

Short Name: Morgan Rhys
Full Name: Rhys, Morgan, 1716-1776
Birth Year: 1716
Death Year: 1776

Rhys, Morgan, a famous Welsh hymnwriter of the last century. He published several collections of hymns under quaint titles. Golwg o ben Nebo ar wlad yr Addewid (A View of the land of promise from the top of Mr. Nebo). Frwyd Ysbrydal (The Spiritual Warfare). Graddfanan y Credadyn, &c. (The Groanings of the Believer). He died in 1776, and was buried at Llanfynydd Church, in Caermarthenshire. [Rev. W. Glenffrwd Thomas]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


Rhys, Morgan, p. 959, i. A short notice of this writer (a schoolmaster in connection with the Calvinistic Methodists), is given in H. Elvet Lewis's Sweet Singers of Wales, 1889, together with a few translations into English of his hymns.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Morgan Rhys (1 April 1716 – 9 August 1779) was a Welsh hymn-writer. Rhys was born in Cilycwm as one of six or seven children of Rhys and Anne Lewis. At first one of Griffith Jones's travelling schoolmasters, he afterwards kept school on his own account at , near Llandeilo, living in a cottage on farm, in the parish of . He early joined the Calvinistic Methodists, and was a member and preacher of the . Rhys died in Llanfynydd, and was buried at Llan Fynydd.

Texts by Morgan Rhys (15)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Aed sain yr utgorn arian mawrM. R. (Author (stanza 3))Welsh2
Dan Dy fendith, wrth ymadaelMorgan Rhys. (1716-1779) (Author)Welsh3
Daw plant y gaethglud adre (The captives' brighter morrow)M. R. (Author (stanza 3))English, Welsh2
Dewch, hen ac ieuainc, dewchMorgan Rhys (Author (stanza 1))Welsh2
Dyma Geidwad i'r colledigMorgan Rhys (Author)3
Fyth, fyth, rhyfedda'i 'r cariadMorgan Rhys (Author)2
Gwnaed concwest ar Galfaria frynM. R. (Author (stanzas 1, 2))Welsh3
Hen afon yr IorddonenM. R. (Author of Welsh text (stanzas 2, 3))Welsh1
Hosanna, Haleluwia, I'r Oen fu ar GalfariaMorgan Rhys (1716-1779) (Welsh Words)3
O agor fy llygaid I weledMorgan Rhys (Author)3
O gariad! O gariad Anfeidrol ei faintM. R. (Author)Welsh5
Pechadur wyf, O Arglwydd!Morgan Rhys (Author)English, Welsh3
Peraidd ganodd sêr y boreuMorgan Rhys (Author (stanzas 1, 3))Welsh3
Sweetly sang the glorious angelsMorgan Rhys (Author)1
Wel, dyma'r Un sy'n maddenMorgan Rhys (Author (stanza 1))Welsh3

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