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 Capel Isaac, near Llandeilo, living in a cottage on Cwm Gwenywdy farm, in the parish of Llan Fynydd. He early joined the Calvinistic Methodists, and was a member and preacher of the Cilycwm Society. Rhys died in Llanfynydd, and was buried at Llan Fynydd.

Texts by Morgan Rhys (15)sort descendingAsInstances
Aed sain yr utgorn arian mawrMorgan Rhys (Author (stanza 3))2
Dan Dy fendith, wrth ymadaelMorgan Rhys (1716-1779) (Welsh words (stanza 4))3
Daw plant y gaethglud adre (The captives' brighter morrow)Morgan Rhys (Author (stanza 3))2
Dewch, hen ac ieuainc, dewchMorgan Rhys (Author (stanza 1))2
Dyma Geidwad i'r colledigMorgan Rhys (Author)3
Fyth, fyth, rhyfedda'i 'r cariadMorgan Rhys (Author)2
Gwnaed concwest ar Galfaria frynMorgan Rhys (Author)3
Hen afon yr IorddonenM. R. (Author of Welsh text (stanzas 2, 3))1
Hosanna, Haleluwia, I'r Oen fu ar GalfariaMorgan Rhys (Author)3
O agor fy llygaid I weledMorgan Rhys (Author)3
O gariad! O gariad Anfeidrol ei faintM. R. (Author)4
Pechadur wyf, O Arglwydd!Morgan Rhys (Author)3
Peraidd ganodd sêr y boreuMorgan Rhys (Author (stanzas 1, 3))3
Sweetly sang the glorious angelsMorgan Rhys (Author)1
Wel, dyma'r Un sy'n maddenJ. Morgan Rhys (Author (stanza 1))3

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