March 18, 1775, Matlock, Derbyshire, England.

November 7, 1852, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England.

Born to poor parents, Cawood had little formal education as a child, but at age 18 he was engaged in the service of Rev. Mr. Cursham, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. In 1797, after three years of study under Cursham’s direction, Cawood entered St. Edmund Hall at Oxford. He graduated in 1801, took Holy Orders, and became successively Curate of Ribsford and Dowles, and Incumbent of St. Ann’s Chapel of Ease, Bewdley, Worcestershire. Nine of his 17 hymns appeared in Cotterill’s Selection, 8th edition, 1819. Three others appeared in Lyra Britannica, 1867.

  1. Almighty God, Your Word Is Cast
  2. Begin a Joyful Song
  3. Behold Yon Wondrous Star
  4. Blessed Father, Great Creator
  5. Child of Sin and Wrath I’m Born, A
  6. Christians, the Glorious Hope Ye Know
  7. Hark! What Mean Those Holy Voices?
  8. Hark! What Mean Those Lamentations
  9. In Israel’s Fane, by Silent Night
  10. King o’er All Worlds the Savior Shone
  11. Son of God, in Worlds on High, The
  12. Trembling with Tenderest Alarms