Thomas Haweis

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

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 1194, 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 (39)sort iconAsInstances
Behold the Lamb of God, who bore thy guiltThomas Haweis (Author)4
Dark was the night, and cold the groundThomas Haweis (Author)83
Enthroned in light, eternal GodThomas Haweis (Author)1
Enthroned on high, almighty LordThomas Haweis (Author)77
Farewell, ye scenes of sweet delightThomas Haweis (Author)2
From the cross uplifted highThomas Haweis (Author)203
From the holy mount aboveHaweis (Author)1
God's foundation standeth sureHaweis (Author)3
God's own promise standeth sureThomas Haweis (Author)2
Great Spirit, by whose mighty powerHaweis (Author)28
Great Spirit, through whose mighty powerThomas Haweis (Author)2
Lord Jesus, to tell of thy loveThomas Haweis (Author)2
O Jesus, to tell of thy loveThomas Haweis (Author)3
O Thou, from Whom all goodness flowsThomas Haweis (Author)287
Our children, Lord, in faith and prayerThomas Haweis, 1732-1820 (Author)30
Past is the dire decree, to dieHaweis (Author)1
Savior, all my sins confessingThomas Haweis (Author)7
Soon as the morn with rosesThomas Haweis (Author)7
Spirit of life, and light, and love, Thy heavenly infuence giveThomas Haweis (Author)5
Submissive to thy will, my GodThomas Haweis (Author)36
Submissively, my GodThomas Haweis (Author)9
The happy morn is come, Triumphant o'er the graveRev. Thomas Haweis, 1732-1820 (Author)49
The happy morn is come, The Savior leaves the graveThomas Haweis (Author)4
The happy morn is come, Christ quits, the graveThomas Haweis (Author)2
The Savior to glory is goneT. Haweis (Author)5
The winter is over and gone, The thrush whistles sweet on the sprayThomas Haweis (Author)43
Thou Lamb of God, that, on the treeT. Haweis (Author)2
Thy head, the crown of thorns that wearsThomas Haweis (Author)2
To thee be praise foreverRev. Thomas Haweis (Author)6
To thee, my God, my Savior, My soul exulting singsThomas Haweis (Author)85
To thee, my God and Savior, My heart exulting singsHaweis (Author)2
To thee, my Lord and SaviorThomas Haweis (Author)2
To thee, O blessed Savior, my heart exulting singsThomas Haweis (Author)6
To thee, O God and SaviorThomas Haweis (Author)2
To thee, our God and Savior, Our hearts exalting springThomas Haweis (Author)8
When gloomy clouds spread o'er the skyThomas Haweis (Author)2
When lowering clouds deform the skyThomas Haweis (Author)8
When on the giddy cliff I standThomas Haweis (Author)1
With radiant beams the sun aroseThomas Haweis (Author)6

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