Henry Twells

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Rev. Canon Henry Twells (18231900) was an Anglican clergyman, hymn writer and poet. His best known hymn was "At Even, Ere the Sun Was Set", which was put to music by George Joseph, whose tune Angelus was first printed in 1657.[1] He also wrote the well-known poem, "Time's Paces" that depicts the apparent speeding up of time as we become older.[2] A younger brother, Edward Twells, was the first Bishop of Bloemfontein.

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Henry Twells
This photograph appears in the frontispiece of Ingram's biography of Twells[1]
Born(1823-03-13)13 March 1823
Ashted, Birmingham, UK
Died19 January 1900(1900-01-19) (aged 76)
Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
  • Clergyman
  • Hymn-writer
  • Poet
GenreHymns, Poems
Notable works"At Even, Ere the Sun Was Set"; "Time's Paces"
SpouseEllen Jane Tompson
St. Augustin's Church, Bournemouth