Peter Williams

Short Name: Peter Williams
Full Name: Williams, Peter, 1723-1796
Birth Year: 1723
Death Year: 1796

Peter Williams (b. Llansadurnin, Carmarthanshire, Wales, 1722; d. Llandyfeilog, Wales, 1796) was converted to Christianity by the preaching of George Whitefield and was ordained in the Church of England in 1744. His evangelical convictions soon made him suspect, however, and he left the state church to join the Calvinist Methodists in 1746. He served as an itinerant preacher for many years and was a primary figure in the Welsh revival of the eighteenth century. After being expelled by the Methodists in 1791 on a charge of heresy, he ministered in his own chapel during the last years of his life. He published the first Welsh Bible commentary (1767-1770) and a Bible concordance (1773); he was also one of the annotators for John Canne's Welsh Bible (1790). In addition Williams published a Welsh hymnal, Rhai Hymnau ac Odlau Ysbrydol (1759), as well as Hymns on Various Subjects (1771).

Bert Polman


Texts by Peter Williams (7)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
إهدني يا رب إني تهت في قفر العمىPeter Williams (Author)Arabic1
Führe du uns, o JehovahPeter Williams (Author)German1
Guide me, O Thou great JehovahPeter Williams (Author)English587
Guide us, O thou great Jehovah, lead us to the promised landPeter Williams, 1722-1796 (Translator)English1
Guide us, Truth, thou star refulgentPeter Williams (Author)English1
Ovr the gloomy hills of darknessP. Williams (Author)English9
Oh Pastor divino escuchaPeter Williams, 1722-1796 (Author)Spanish2
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