Beneath thy cross I lay me down

Beneath thy cross I lay me down

Author: William Williams
Tune: BACA (Bradbury)
Published in 10 hymnals

Author: William Williams

William Williams, called the "Watts of Wales," was born in 1717, at Cefn-y-coed, near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. He originally studied medicine, but abandoned it for theology. He was ordained Deacon in the Church of England, but was refused Priest's Orders, and subsequently attached himself to the Calvinistic Methodists. For half a century he travelled in Wales, preaching the Gospel. He died in 1791. Williams composed his hymns chiefly in the Welsh language; they are still largely used by various religious bodies in the principality. Many of his hymns have appeared in English, and have been collected and published by Sedgwick. His two principal poetical works are "Hosannah to the Son of David," and "Gloria in Excelsis." --Annotati… Go to person page >

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First Line: Beneath thy cross I lay me down
Author: William Williams
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Hymnal #343

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #265

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The Baptist Praise Book #340

The Book of Praise #d29

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The Catholic Hymnal #62

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The Otterbein Hymnal #139

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The People's Hymnal #139

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d79

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d37

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