GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM (1777-1825), Independent minister and teacher; born at Glandŵr, Pembs., the second son of John Griffiths (1731-1811) (q.v.). He was educated at the school of ‘one Mr. Foyle,’ at his father's school, and at Haverfordwest. He was admitted to the Wrexham Academy, 2 Feb. 1795 , and was an assistant there in his last year. He was ordained as joint minister with his father, 23 May 1803(?). He achieved some degree of prominence as a preacher in English and in Welsh . He was seriously ill in 1809, and again in 1824, and died 5 Jan. 1825. He was very fond of writing and translating hymns, several of which are found in Y Caniedydd Cynulleidfaol Newydd.
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Author: Morgan Rhys. (1716-1779)
Rhys, Morgan, a famous Welsh hymnwriter of the last century. He published several collections of hymns under quaint titles. Golwg o ben Nebo ar wlad yr Addewid (A View of the land of promise from the top of Mr. Nebo). Frwyd Ysbrydal (The Spiritual Warfare). Graddfanan y Credadyn, &c. (The Groanings of the Believer). He died in 1776, and was buried at Llanfynydd Church, in Caermarthenshire. [Rev. W. Glenffrwd Thomas]
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SICILIAN MARINERS is traditionally used for the Roman Catholic Marian hymn "O Sanctissima." According to tradition, Sicilian seamen ended each day on their ships by singing this hymn in unison. The tune probably traveled from Italy to Germany to England, where The European Magazine and London Review…
Display Title: Dan dy fendith wrth ymadaelFirst Line: Dan dy fendith wrth ymadaelTune Title: CAERSALEMAuthor: Wm. Griffiths. (1777-1825); David Saunders. (1769-1840); Morgan Rhys. (1716-1779)Meter: M.7.(8.7.4.)Date: 1979
Display Title: CaersalemFirst Line: Dan dy fendith wrth ymadaelTune Title: CAERSALEMAuthor: Morgan Rhys (1716-1779); David Saunders (1769-1840); William Griffiths (1777-1825)Meter: M.7.(8.7.4.)Date: 1995