Light of them that sit in darkness

Light of them that sit in darkness

Author: William Williams
Published in 15 hymnals

Author: 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 >

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First Line: Light of them that sit in darkness
Author: William Williams

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A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #141Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns for the Use of Social Religious Meetings and for Private Devotions. 7th ed. #341Page Scan
Book of Hymns and Tunes, comprising the psalms and hymns for the worship of God, approved by the general assembly of 1866, arranged with appropriate tunes... by authority of the assembly of 1873 #378dPage Scan
Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #278
Church Hymnal, Third Edition #279
Hymns of Worship: designed for use especially in the lecture room, the prayer meeting and the family #527Page Scan
Missionary Hymns #d39
Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d442
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (14th stereotype ed.) #47Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected. (7th ed.) #S247Page Scan
Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: original and selected (5th ed.) #B47Page Scan
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #1282Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #528Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d316
The Christian Psalmist #d397



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