Dewch, hen ac ieuainc, dewch

Author (stanza 3): 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 >

Author (stanza 1): Morgan Rhys

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] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)… Go to person page >

Author (stanza 2): John Thomas

Also: Thomas, John, Llanwrtyd, 1839-1921. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dewch, hen ac ieuainc, dewch
Author (stanza 3): William Williams
Author (stanza 1): Morgan Rhys
Author (stanza 2): John Thomas
Language: Welsh

Notes

There is no indication which John Thomas Mawl a chân is referring to. Most other referrals to John Thomas in this hymnal are to John Thomas, 1839-1921.

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