[O listen to our wondrous story]

[O listen to our wondrous story]

Composer: William Owen
Published in 63 hymnals

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Composer: William Owen

Owen, William (‘William Owen of Prysgol,’ 1813-1893), musician; b. 12? Dec. 1813 [in Lônpopty], Bangor, the son of William and Ellen Owen. The father was a quarryman at Cae Braich-y-cafn quarry, Bethesda, and the son began to work in the same quarry when he was ten years old. He learnt music at classes held by Robert Williams (Cae Aseth), at Carneddi, and from William Roberts, Tyn-y-maes, the composer of the hymn-tune ‘Andalusia.’ He wrote his first hymn-tune when he was 18 — it was published in Y Drysorfa for June 1841. After the family had [removed] to [Caesguborwen], Bangor, [sometimes called Cilmelyn] — they had spent some years [at Tŷhen] near the quarry — William Owen formed a temperance choir which sang ‘Cwymp Babil… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Owen
Incipit: 15651 76553 56217
Key: D♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #180


Small Church Music #1270

Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #268


The Cyber Hymnal #7159

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #29a

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #29b

Include 57 pre-1979 instances
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