HUGHES, JOHN (1850 - 1932), Calvinistic Methodist minister, author, and poet

Name: John Hughes
Date of birth: 1850
Date of death: 1932
Parent: Elizabeth Hughes
Parent: Dafydd Hughes
Gender: Male
Occupation: Calvinistic Methodist minister, author, and poet
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Poetry; Religion
Author: Gomer Morgan Roberts

Born at Swansea in May 1850, son of David and Elizabeth Hughes. His parents moved to Cwmavon, Glamorganshire, where he was brought up. He began to preach in 1869 and received his training at Trevecka and at Glasgow University, where he graduated (M.A., 1876). He was ordained at the Llangeitho Association, 1877, and became a minister at Dowlais, Machynlleth, and Fitzclarence Street, Liverpool. In 1911 he was moderator of his denomination's General Assembly. Towards the end of his life he retired to Glamorgan; he died at Bridgend 24 July 1932, and was buried at Machynlleth. He was a powerful preacher, an excellent scholar, and an able writer. His chief literary works were Rhagluniaeth Duw mewn Anian ac mewn Hanesyddiaeth, 1886; The Sabbatical Rest of God and Man, 1888; Gwanwyn Bywyd a'i Ddeffroad, 1899; Ysgol Jacob, 1899; and The Christian Consciousness ('Davies Lecture,' 1902). He published some books of original verse: Songs in the Night, 1885; Tristiora, 1896; and Dan y Gwlith, 1911, which includes his hymns. He also published an occasional elegy such as Fy Mam (undated), Marwolaeth y Saint, 1905, a commentary or two, and various articles to Y Drysorfa and the Traethodydd.


Published date: 1959

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