Edwards, Roger, a celebrated Welsh Calvinistic minister, was born at Bala, Jan. 22, 1811. He was closely associated with the literary productions of the Calvinistic Methodists, and was editor for many years of their magazine and their reviews. He died at Mold, July 19, 1886. He edited a denominational hymn-book in 1840, for which he wrote several hymns. He also published a volume of moral and sacred songs in 1855.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Published in a chapel hymnal for the Duke of Würtemberg (Gesangbuch der Herzogl, 1784), ELLACOMBE (the name of a village in Devonshire, England) was first set to the words "Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern." During the first half of the nineteenth century various German hymnals altered the…