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Evan Evans (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd)

While the services of Nicander, from their very purpose and form, were largely confined to the psalmody of his own Church, another clergyman--the Rev. EVAN EVANS (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd) has given some choice hymns to the nation at large. He was born at Trefriw, and had his early imagination charmed by the picturesque surroundings of his home. His parents were renowned for their piety, and were the pioneers of Calvinistic 105 Methodism in the neighbourhood. Like most great men, he owed his greatness largely to his mother. He started life as a schoolmaster; but a marked success at an Eisteddvod having brought him into public notice, he was induced to devote himself to the ministry of the Church. He held successively the curacies of Christleton and Ince, in Cheshire. Ill-health compelled him to leave Ince, and he spent some time in retirement among the beloved hills of Trefriw. When he had partially recovered, he was appointed to the curacy of Rhyl. This took place in the month of July, 1854. On the 21st day of the following January death came and led him into rest.

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