Hawley, H. H., author of "There is a hope, a blessed hope" [Hope in Christ], which appeared in A. C. Thomas's Hymns of Zion, 1839, was born in Lewis County, New York, April 10, 1817. In 1881 he published The Iris; Songs of Jesus for Sunday Schools and Devotional Meetings, to which he contributed seven hymns. The music of this collection is mainly by Mr. Hawley.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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