Davis, Thomas, M.A., son of Dr. H. F. Davis, Rector of All Saints, Worcester, and of Pendock, Worcestershire, was born Feb. 15, 1804. He was educated for the law, and practised as a solicitor for two years. He then entered Queen's College, Oxford, and graduated B.A. in 1833, and M.A. in 1837. On taking Holy Orders he became Curate of All Saints, Worcester. In 1839 he was preferred as Incumbent of Roundhay, Leeds. Mr. Davis's works, in which his hymns appeared, are:—
(1) Devotional Verse for a Month, 1855; (2) Songs for the Suffering, 1859; (3) The Family Hymnal, 1860; (4) Hymns, Old and New, for Church and Home, and for travel by Land or Sea; consisting of 223 selected, and 260 Original Hymns, Lond., Longmans, 1864; and (5) Annus Sanctus… Go to person page >
Holiest, Holiest, hearken in love. T. Davis. [Divine Presence desired.] Appeared in his Hymns Old and New, 1864, No. 155, in 4 stanzas of 5 lines; and again in his Annus Sanctus, 1877, where it is appointed for March 24. It is one of the most popular of the author's hymns, and is worthy of more extensive use than has yet been made of it.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)