Haweis, Thomas, LL.B., M.D., born at Truro, Cornwall, 1732. After practising for a time as a Physician, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge, where he graduated. Taking Holy Orders, he became Assistant Preacher to M. Madan at the Lock Hospital, London, and subsequently Rector of All Saints, Aldwincle, Northamptonshire. He was also Chaplain to Lady Huntingdon, and for several years officiated at her Chapel in Bath. He died at Bath, Feb. 11, 1820. He published several prose works, including A History of the Church, A Translation of the New Testament, and A Commentary on the Holy Bible. His hymns, a few of which are of more than ordinary merit, were published in his
Carmina Christo; or, Hymns to the Saviour. Designed for the Use and Comfor… 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.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)