Sweet Singers of Wales by H. Elvert Lewis

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 6 2013 5:09 AM

Sweet Singers of Wales by H. Elvert Lewis

Justly famous for its choirs, Wales has long been associated with great hymn-singing. It has given numerous hymn-tunes to the Church that are enjoyed throughout the world, as well as a large number of hymns. Many of the hymns originating in Wales, however, were written in Welsh and are found only in Welsh hymnals. Recognising this, H. Elvet Lewis penned this little volume last century to introduce English-speakers to the riches of Welsh hymnody. Not only does he give translations of many of the best-loved hymns, but he succeeds in the brief biographical sketches in portraying the piety which gave rise to such compositions.

Publisher: The Religious Tract Society: 1889

Subjects: Hymns, Welsh--History and criticism.; Hymn writers--Wales--Biography.

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I don't suppose there any many others interested in books like this, but if there are, you may like to know that I'm current working on the Life of Howell Harris.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 10 2013 7:11 PM

Thanks Mark. This looks interesting. I especially like the biographical part.

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 26 2014 4:00 AM

Hi Mark. Did you ever make the Life of Howell Harris into a PB? If so, are you able to share it?

I'm reading the Journals of George Whitefield at the moment, and there are numerous references to HH in them. I'd love to find out more about him - especially as a fellow South Walian! Smile

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 3:13 AM

Life of Howell Harris is a big work, at around 150,000 words, so I'm a long way from finishing, I'm afraid. I've done the first 120 pages, using this scan. Here's what I've done so far - it does include the chapter on Whitefield: 7484.Life of Howell Harris (chs 1-9).docx

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 3:28 AM

Thanks Mark. I'd love to help you finish this and then share the finished article on these forums.

Is there an email address where we could converse? I'll probably need to ask a few questions to ensure my work is consistent with yours.

Thanks again Yes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 5:53 AM

Paul-C:
Is there an email address where we could converse?

Sounds great! You can send me an email via http://www.markbarnes.net/ 

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 6:00 AM

Thanks Mark - email sent Smile

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 7:55 AM

I misread the title the first time through, and thought you might get a kick out of it.

I had read the title as: Sweet Swingers of Whales. It made me laugh, and then curious... Now I think its clear I should have slept a little longer ;).

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Paul-C | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 7:58 AM

abondservant:

...I had read the title as: Sweet Swingers of Whales. It made me laugh, and then curious... Now I think its clear I should have slept a little longer ;).

I'm glad you changed that last bit to "Whales" - I'd hate to think you were bringing my fellow countrymen into disrepute Big Smile

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abondservant | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jan 29 2014 2:50 PM

LOL I guess I get to laugh at my self twice today :)

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Feb 16 2014 7:24 AM

Paul-C and I have now finished The Life of Howell Harris. You can download it here: http://community.logos.com/forums/t/81319.aspx 

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