Beneath thy cross I lay me down

Beneath thy cross I lay me down

Author: William Williams
Published in 9 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



Instances (1 - 9 of 9)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Church Hymnal #343Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #265Page Scan
Songs of the Morning, a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #117Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #340Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d29
The Catholic Hymnal: containing hymns for congregational and home use, and the vesper psalms, the office of compline, the litanies, hymns at benediction, etc. #62Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #139Page Scan
The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d79
The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d37
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