THOMAS HAWEIS (1734 - 1820)
Born in Cornwall, Thomas Haweis served first as a physician before studying in Cambridge and becoming a minister in the Church of England. He was the author and composer of a number of hymns, some of which retain a place, in one form or another, in modern collections.
The English Hymnal, edited by Vaughan Williams, retains adaptations of two hymn-tunes attributed to Haweis. His own published collection included 139 hymns, a number increased in later publications.