Twells, Henry, M.A., was born in 1823, and educated at St. Peter's College, Cambridge. B.A. 1848, M.A. 1851. Taking Holy Orders in 1849, he was successively Curate of Great Berkhamsted, 1849-51; Sub-Vicar of Stratford-on-Avon, 1851-54; Master of St. Andrew's House School, Mells, Somerset, 1854-56; and Head Master of Godolphin School, Hammersmith, 1856-70. In 1870 he was preferred to the Rectory of Baldock, Herts, and in 1871 to that of Waltham-on-the Wolds. He was Select Preacher at Cambridge in 1873-74, and became an Honorary Canon of Peterborough Cathedral in 1884. Canon Twells is best known by his beautiful evening hymn, "At even ere the sun was set." He also contributed the following hymns to the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancie… Go to person page >
The Voice says, Cry! What shall we cry? H. Twells. [Missions.] Appeared in Hymns, Sonnets and Other Poems for the Bicentenary of the S.P.G., 1900, No. 13, in 7 stanzas of 4 lines, and again in Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1904, but in a slightly altered form.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)
Display Title: The Voice Says,"Cry!"First Line: The voice says, Cry! What shall we cry?Tune Title: SPLENDORAuthor: Henry TwellsMeter: LMSource: Hymns, Sonnets, and Other Poems for the Bicentenary of the S.P.G., 1900