Vaughan, Henry, M.D., commonly called "The Silurist," was one of twin brothers born of a titled family at Newton, Llansaintffiad, in 1621. After studying under the Rev. Matthew Herbert, Rector of Llangattock, he proceeded to Jesus College, Oxford, in 1638; but through the national troubles of those days, his studies, in common with those of his brother, were interrupted, and they had to leave the University. Subsequently he entered the medical profession, and practised at Brecon and at Newton. He died April 23, 1695. His published works include, Poems with the Tenth Satire of Juvenal Englished, 1646; Olor Iscanus, 1651; The Mount of Olives, 1652, &c. As a religious poet he followed very closely the peculiarities of George Herbert, of whose… Go to person page >
They are all gone into the world of light. H. Vaughan. [Death and Burial. ] Published in his Silex Scintillans, 2nd ed. 1655; in H. F. Lyte's reprint of the same, 1858; and in Grosart's Fuller Worthies, 1868. In some collections, as in Martineau's Hymns, &c, 1873, it begins as above; but in the American Unitarian Hymns for the Church of Christ, Boston, 1853, it opens, "Dear, beauteous Death I the jewel of the just."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)