Indelible Grace Hymnbook

William Williams

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 11, 1717, Pan­tyce­lyn, Wales.

Died: Jan­u­a­ry 11, 1791, Pan­tyce­lyn, Wales.

Buried: Llanfair (about a mile north of Llandovery, Wales).

Known as the Sweet Sing­er of Wales, Will­iams was or­dained a dea­con of the Es­tab­lished Church in 1740 by Dr. Cla­get, Bi­shop of St. Da­vid’s, and for three years served the cur­a­cies of Llanwrtyd and Llanddewi-Aberg­wesyn; he ne­ver re­ceived Priest’s Or­ders. He be­came ear­ly ac­quaint­ed with the re­viv­al­ist Dan­iel Row­lands, and for 35 years preached month­ly at Llaullian, Caio, and Llansawel, be­side mak­ing preach­ing jour­neys in north and south Wales. He was held in great esteem as a preacher. His works in­clude:

Halleluiah, 1744 & 2 more edi­tions
Hosannah to the Son of Da­vid (Bris­tol, Eng­land: John Bra­ham, 1759)
Y Môr o Wydr, 1762 & 4 more edi­tions
Gloria in Ex­cel­sis, 1771

Source: The Cyber Hymnal