Thomas Haweis (b. Redruth, Cornwall, England, 1734; d. Bath, England, 1820) Initially apprenticed to a surgeon and pharmacist, Haweis decided to study for the ministry at Oxford and was ordained in the Church of England in 1757. He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, but was removed by the bishop from that position because of his Methodist leanings. He also was an assistant to Martin Madan at Locke Hospital, London. In 1764 he became rector of All Saints Church in Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, and later served as administrator at Trevecca College, Wales, a school founded by the Countess of Huntingdon, whom Haweis served as chaplain. After completing advanced studies at Cambridge, he published a Bible commentary and a volume… Go to person page >
Behold the Lamb of God, who bore thy burdens, &c. T. Haweis. [Passiontide.] From his Carmina Christo, &c, 1792. No. 5 in 4 stanzas of 4 lines, and based on John i. 29. It is found in a few collections, and is worthy of more extended use. The text of Hymnal Companion, although claiming to be correct, is altered in stanzas i. and iv. and is from Bickersteth's Christian Psalmody of 1833.