See also Emrys.
Ambrose, William (Emrys), was born at Bangor, Aug. 10, 1813, and died at Portmadoc, where he held a pastoral charge, Oct. 31, 1873.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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BETHANY, named after the village near Jerusalem, is a suitably dramatic tune for the song text. It was composed by Henry Smart (b. Marylebone, London, England, 1813; d. Hampstead, London, 1879), a capable composer of church music who wrote some very fine hymn tunes (REGENT SQUARE, 354, is the best-k…