Davis, Thomas, M.A., son of Dr. H. F. Davis, Rector of All Saints, Worcester, and of Pendock, Worcestershire, was born Feb. 15, 1804. He was educated for the law, and practised as a solicitor for two years. He then entered Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1837. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of All Saints, Worcester. In 1839 he was preferred as Incumbent of Roundhay, Leeds. Mr. Davis's works, in which his hymns appeared, are:—
(1) Devotional Verse for a Month, 1855; (2) Songs for the Suffering, 1859; (3) The Family Hymnal, 1860; (4) Hymns, Old and New, for Church and Home, and for travel by Land or Sea; consisting of 223 selected, and 260 Original Hymns, Lond., Longmans, 1864; and (5) Annus Sanctus… Go to person page >
Baptized into the name. Thomas Davis. [Holy Baptism.] From his Hymns, Old and New, &c, 1864, No. 414, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, into the Church Sunday School Hymn Book, 1868, No. 325, unaltered. It was originally written for Adult Baptism, but is also appropriate for Confirmation. It is given also in the American Baptist Hymn [& Tune] Book, Phila.,1871 ,No.744.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)