Twells, Henry, a clergyman in the Church
of England, was born at Birmingham
March 13, 1823. He was educated at St.
Peter's College, Cambridge, taking the degree
of B.A. in 1848. He took orders in
1849, and occupied various positions of
service and honor in the ministry. He was
subvicar at Stratford-on-Avon in 1851-54,
and in 1884 he became honorary canon of
Peterborough Cathedral. A few of his
hymns were contributed to Hymns Ancient
and Modern. He died January 19, 1900.
His biographer says of him:
He was a preacher of power, a builder
of churches, a helper of parochial missions,
a defender of country parsons, and an altogether
friendly and wholesome sort of
man. He died as he lived, in quietness and
peace. Shortly before his death he asked
for the gathering of his household and the
singing of "Now thank we all our God"
and "When all thy mercies, O my God."
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