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 >
From the Cross uplifted high. T. Haweis. [Passiontide.] First published in his Carmina Christo, &c., 1792, in 4 stanzas of 6 lines, ad based on St. John vii. 37. Its use in Great Britain is very limited, but in America it is given in many collections. In the Dutch Reformed Hymns of the Church, N. Y., 1869, it is attributed to “Harvey,” in error, and the text is slightly alterd. Original text in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874.