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

b. at Swansea in May 1850 , son of David and Elizabeth Hughes . His parents moved to Cwmavon, Glam. , 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 d. 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 .

Sources:

  • D. C. Davies , Hanes Eglwys y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd yn Hermon, Dowlais ynghyd ag amlinelliad o hanes codiad anghydffurfiaeth yr ardal a chychwyniad Methodistiaeth yn y dosbarth (Bala, 1905) , 99-101;
  • T. Beynon , Gwrid ar Orwel ym Morgannwg (Caernarfon, 1938) , 64-77;
  • Y Goleuad , 3 Aug. 1932 ;
  • Blwyddiadur y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd , 1934 , 186.

Author:

Reverend Gomer Morgan Roberts, M.A., (1904-93), Pont-rhyd-y-fen / St Dogmael's / Llandybïe

Published date: 1959