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."
At even, e'er the sun was set 54