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W. H. Havergal
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Short Name: W. H. Havergal
Full Name: Havergal, W. H. (William Henry), 1793-1870
Birth Year: 1793
Death Year: 1870

Havergal, William Henry, M.A, son of William Havergal, was born at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 1793, and was educated at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford (B.A. 1815, M.A. 1819). On taking Holy Orders he became in 1829 Rector of Astley, Worcestershire; in 1842, Rector of St. Nicholas, Worcester; and in 1860, Rector of Shareshill, near Wolverhampton. He was also Hon. Canon in Worcester Cathedral from 1845. He died April 18, 1870. His hymns, about 100 in all, were in many instances written for special services in his own church, and printed as leaflets. Several were included in W. Carus Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840 (2nd ed., 1842); and in Metrical Psalms & Hymns for Singing in Churches, Worcester, Deighton, 1849, commonly known as the Worcester Diocesan Hymn Book, and of which he was the Editor. In Life Echoes, 1883, his hymns are given with those of Miss Havergal. Of those in common use the greater part are in Mercer, and Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory. Although his hymns are all good, and two or three are excellent, it is not as a hymnwriter but as a musician that Canon Havergal is best known. His musical works and compositions included, in addition to numerous individual hymn tunes and chants, the Gresham Prize Service, 1836; the Gresham Prize Anthem, 1845; Old Church Psalmody, 1849; History of the Old 100th Psalm tune, 1854, &c. He also reprinted Ravenscroft’s Psalter of 1611. His hymns in common use include:—
1. Blessed Jesus, lord and Brother. School Festivals, 1833. Published in Life Echoes, 1883.
2. Brighter than meridian splendour. Christ the glory of His Church. 1830. Published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalms, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849, &c.
3. Christians, awake to joy and praise. Christmas Carol, c. 1860. Printed on broadsheet, with music by the author, and sold on behalf of the Lancashire Cotton Distress Fund.
4. Come, Shepherds, come, 'tis just a year. Christmas Carol. 1860. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory,
5. For ever and for ever, Lord. Missions, 1866, for the Church Mission Society. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and the Life Echoes, 1883.
6. Hallelujah, Lord, our voices. Sunday. 1828. Published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalms, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Life Echoes, 1883, &c.
7. Heralds of the Lord of glory. Missions. First sung in Astley Church, Sep. 23, 1827. Published in Miss Havergal's Starlight through the Shadows, 1880; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, &c.
8. Hosanna, raise the pealing hymn. Praise to Christ, 1833, and first sung in Astley Church, June 9, 1833. Published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Life Echoes 1883, &c.
9. How vast the field of souls. Missions. 1858. Printed for Shareshill Church Miss. Anniversary, 1863, and published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, and the Life Echoes, 1883.
10. In doubt and dread dismay. Missions. Written in 1837, and published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849, &c.
11. Jerusalem the golden, The home of saints shall be. Heaven. Published in Life Echoes, 1883.
12. My times are in Thy hand, Their best, &c. 1860. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, the Records of the author's life and work, and Life Echoes, 1883. The editor of the Records says (p. 159) "this hymn has been much appreciated, and well illustrates the devotional and cheerful spirit of the writer."
13. No dawn of holy light. Sunday. 1825. Printed in 1831 on a leaflet, and published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Life Echoes, 1883, &c.
14. Our faithful God hath sent us. Harvest. Written at Shareshill in 1863, for a Harvest Festival. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory 1872, and Life Echoes, 1883.
15. Shout, 0 earth! from silence waking. Praise to Jesus for Redemption. 1841. Published in the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, &c.
16. So happy all the day. Christmas Carol, c. 1834. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872.
17. Soon the trumpet of salvation. Missions. 1826. Published in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872.
18. To praise our Shepherd's [Saviour's] care. The Good Shepherd. Written after witnessing the death of Elizabeth Edwards, aged 12, of St. Nicholas, Worcester, and printed as a leaflet. Published in W. C. Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840; the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Life Echoes, &c, 1883. The author also published a Memoir of the child.
19. Widely 'midst the slumbering nations. Missions. 1828. Published in the Worcester Psalms & Hymns, 1849; Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872, &c.
In addition to these hymns, his carols, "How grand, and how bright," "Our festal morn is come," and others are annotated under their respective first lines. Most of these carols and hymns were reprinted in Christmas Carols & Sacred Songs, Chiefly by the Rev. W. H. Havergal, London, Nisbet, 1869.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Havergal, W. H., p. 498, i. Other hymns are: —
1. Lord, if judgments now are waking. Second Advent. Published in W. Carus Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840; in Kennedy, 1863, &c.
2. Remember, Lord, Thy word of old displayed. Missions. "Composed for a special prayer-meeting for missionary labourers, held in the author's schoolroom, in the parish of St. Nicholas's, Worcester." (W. F. Stevenson's Hymns for Church and Home, 1873, where the original text is also given.)
It must be noted that No. 17, at p. 498, ii., "Soon the trumpet of salvation," was first published in A Collection of Original Airs adapted to Hymns, &c, 1826.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

William Henry Havergal (18 January 1793 – 19 April 1870) was an Anglican clergyman, writer, composer and hymnwriter, and a publisher of sermons and pamphlets. He was the father of the hymn-writer and poet Frances Ridley Havergal and the clergyman and organist Henry East Havergal (1820–1875).

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BACA (Havergal)W.H. Havergal, 1793 - 1870 (Composer)1551234 53654 53512
BANGOR (Tansur)William Henry Havergal, 1793 - 1870 (Adapter)153215 17655 56765
BAVARIA (German 13455)William H. Havergal (Arranger)113455 67117 65665
[Chant] (Havergal 35231)W. H. Havergal (Composer)335231 72165 32
[Chant] (Havergal 13151)William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)213151 25167 13164
CHAPEL ROYALWilliam Henry Havergal (1793-1870) (Alterer and Harmonizer)111123 42313 56543
VIENNA (Knecht)Rev. W. H. Havergal (Composer)732135 43671 27654
[Christian! seek not yet repose] (Havergal)Rev. Canon Havergal (Composer)215321 65614 321
[Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire]Rev. Canon Havergal (Composer)211111 22333 35322
CULBACHWilliam Henry Havergal (1793-1870) (Adapter and Harmonizer)513554 53117 7665
CUTTING (Sherwin)William H. Havergal (Arranger)132156 53217 12364
EVAN (Havergal)William Henry Havergal (Composer)42155132 16555 13124
FRANCONIA (König)William Henry Havergal (Arranged)6912345 35614 32517
[Chant] (Havergal 51765)Rev. W. H. Havergal (Composer)251765 36221
GOTT SEI DANKWilliam Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Adapter and harmonizer)1212345 56717 1
HAVERGAL (55555)W. H. Havergal (Composer)255555 67544 32132
HAVILAHW. H. Havergal (Composer)517165 43143 65712
[Chant] (Havergal 33451)W. H. Havergal (Composer)233451 12342 55671
[Chant] (Havergal 31255)Rev. W. H. Havergal (Composer)231255 36221
[How grand and how bright]William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)351273 45325 35327
[I said—My God, at length]Rev. Canon Havergal (Composer)212234 56654 53554
IRENAEUSWm. Henry Havergal (1793-1870) (Composer)311171 21432 15567
[Chant] (Havergal 32516)William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)1132516 51443 55554
AVE MARIA KLAREWilliam Henry Havergal (1793-1870) (Adapter)117567 11327 16555
NARENZARev. W. H. Havergal (Adapter)2817567 13271 65555
[O all ye Works of the Lord] (Havergal)W. H. Havergal (Composer)246342 73265 43535
SAXONY (Spangenberg)W. H. Havergal (Harmonizer)511131 34555 57544
PATMOS (Havergal)W. R. Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)3012365 43345 17655
RATISBONWilliam Henry Havergal (Harmonizer)2255671 17615 34213
SHERBORNE (Monk)William H. Havergal (Harmonizer)256112 23123 43223
[So happy all the day]W. H. Havergal (Composer)251134 55511 34533
ST. JOHN (13355)William Henry Havergal (1793-1870) (Composer (attributed to))2913355 11765 45567
ST. MICHAEL (Genevan)William H. Havergal (Arranger)1251322 35432 21176
ST. NICHOLAS (Havergal)W. H. Havergal (Composer)1813217 16561 7656
STOBELWilliam H. Havergal (Arranger)656712 35154 32
STUTTGARTWilliam Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Adapter and Harmonizer)2455112 23315 56425
SWABIA (Spiess)William Henry Havergal (Arranged)6453422 12345 54556
[Chant] (Attwood 33333)Rev. William H. Havergal (1793-1870) (Composer (Verses 22-29))133333 41123 32256
[Chant] (Havergal 31433)William H. Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)231433 16523
[Chant] (Havergal 56711)W. H. Havergal (Composer)256711 23421
[Chant] (Norris 13511)William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)113511 76143 22534
[We praise thee, O God] (Havergal)W.H. Havergal, 1793 - 1870 (Composer)2
WINCHESTER NEWWilliam Henry Havergal (Arranged)5251566 54334 32554
ZAANAIMW. H. Havergal (Composer)255133 36611 43234
ZOANWilliam Henry Havergal (Composer)2613217 11143 42332
ZOHELETHWilliam Henry Havergal, 1793-1870 (Composer)351355 67123 72675

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